Revisiting a Mountain

When I say I enjoy going on outdoor adventures with my guys, I'm not lying. Seriously, I'd love to go on adventures more than I love being at home! That's some serious love, because I've always been a 'homebody' and I rather enjoy quiet, solitude, and comfort. Well, come to think of it, I don't get much of the quiet and solitude with 2 busy little boys roaming around. But, that doesn't mean given a choice, I don't want to be at home....more

Control in Motherhood is Different

In my 3+ years of mothering, I now know that some of the challenges in Motherhood are all about control. I've seen or heard from others that being a Mother invites control into your life. Even if you didn't struggle with control before becoming a Mother, you now struggle with control....more

Learning Desing & The Programs I Use

Since the blog has a new look and I've become more intentional with the direction and focus of the blog, I thought I'd share a bit about how I create and edit images. There are a number of programs available and it's only more recently I use more than one. Now I know how to use a few different programs, which are all helpful....more

Setting Goals for Achievement this October

I'm letting the cat out of the bag here in the beginning. September month didn't go very well. I'm not entirely sure why, but I've been wasting more time than not. I've also really struggled with routines. Different things led us to being off our routine and I've really had difficulty in re-establishing them. I will say though, in the last few days, that's gotten much better. Maybe it's the kick that October is here or maybe I'm finally ready.Nonetheless, my goals are still important, so let me review my (lack of) progress and set some new ones for October....more

An Unbalnced Month

September has certainly been a busy month, even if a bit unbalanced. I enjoy writing this series every month because it's not only a way for me to look back, but also a way to give you more glimpses into my world and the journey I'm traveling. Besides, I often find something new, exciting, or inspirational. I really love sharing things that spark me in some way....more

Staying Together Without Childless Nights

I don't know about you, but I'm always seeing blog posts, articles, and pins about the importance of date nights, how to have them, ideas on the cheap, and ideas for nights at home. For me, it can be annoying to see all these articles because quite frankly Hun and I don't have childless date nights....more

How a Non-Spanish Makes Recaito

There's an disagreement in our house over what this actually is. Hun insists on calling it sofrito, while I insist on calling it by it's name - recaito or recao. He's the one with Spanish heritage, Puerto Rican to be exact. And, while I have other heritages in my blood, Spanish is not one of them. Although I tend not to push very hard when it comes to some things, when I know I'm right, I dig my heels in. As his heart-wife and the chef in our family, I strive to learn and make some Spanish foods. So, inevitably, I have to look things up in order to learn how to make it....more

Traveling My Past Led Me to My Voice

I didn't grow up in the worst of situations, but there are definitely scars and negative learned behaviors I still contend with today. Some of these things really scare me. Now that I'm a parent, some scare me even more. But others I know so well it's like they don't exist. Everything or nothing can trigger any of these behaviors, thought patterns, beliefs, yet I have learned how to spot and address them more quickly than not....more

Video and Me - Fears & A Microphone

There's no doubt you've noticed the upswing in video production on every major social media channel there is. And, if you've followed along with my journey and our family adventures for any length of time, you've also noticed I have yet to get on the video bandwagon. Truthfully, I'm afraid....more

Easy, Stress-Free Meal Planning Method

One of the top ways to save money or stick within a budget is to meal plan. Everyone knows that, right? And the resources available for meal planning can be found everywhere. Most people I've seen who talk about meal planning also talk about doing freezer meals or bulk cooking. While there's definitely value in either of those methods, they're just not for me. Personally, I think the whole finding a recipe, and buying ingredients to fit those recipes for the week is daunting. There are meal planning services out there that you can use to do just that. Again, that's too much for me....more