Y’all, Facebook is my jam. Let me explain: Despite Facebook’s dumb algorithm issues (which have me literally begging my email subscribers for more interaction), despite my former issues (and ongoing recovery) with Facebook addiction, despite all of the election drama that got me blocked by friends and drove me to temporarily deactivate my account, I’m … [Read more…]
My eyes were burning. My heart was pounding. It was 2:00 AM, and I was wired from the internet frenzy that was election night. I had multiple Twitter feeds open in multiple tabs. The tabs contained two right-wing conservative white males, a Catholic blogger who lived in California, a pro-LGBT outspoken feminist “evangelical,” and a … [Read more…]
I’ll get to formula and FODMAPS in a second, but before y’all go up in arms at my use of foul language on my faith-based blog, I have to explain: We play this game in the car sometimes. It’s a game I learned from my mother. It’s played like this: One person thinks of an item and … [Read more…]
It’s that time of year when posts pop up all over the internet about Lent. I personally have never been an observer of Lent, but I can relate to the depth of what it means to people. And here’s why: In the spring of 2012 – after a very difficult few months trying to mother a challenging toddler … [Read more…]
Three years ago, I came out publicly to my friends and family as being a self-proclaimed Facebook addict, whose true deeper problem was that of being addicted to pleasing people. That, really, was my first really vulnerable post – and one of the first times I was really honest with myself. Little did I know … [Read more…]
But in all of the busy-ness, that Still Small Voice has been calling me slow down and smell the roses and stop doing all. the. things. With these words I walked into 2014. And it’s one of the best choices I ever made. My journey into whitespace didn’t end up looking like I expected. … [Read more…]
20 things I learned this summer
some of the randomness that’s been going through my head the past few weeks
In this post, I’d like to share some of the ways I have already begun to create whitespace in our home and with our family.
Along with preparing to move to North Carolina in the space of 10 days, I was also trying to squeeze in last minute coffee dates, playdates, and appointments so I could spend some time with people who have become really important to me over the last 3 1/2 years. I wasn’t able to see everyone, … [Read more…]
2012 What a year! That’s the only way I can think to start this post. I had no idea what I was getting into at the beginning of last year. All I knew is that my husband was finally coming home for good and that I was worried about things like reintegration and putting our … [Read more…]
I feel like my blog readers deserve a bit of an update after all the blogging I did about my personal issues with Facebook and my month-long deactivation in April. If you are new to my blog or would just like to refresh yourself on what I’m talking about, you can read my posts here: … [Read more…]
This post is a continuation of my inner thoughts and turmoil about my decision to stay off of Facebook or get back on May 1st…if you have not read my previous posts, PLEASE read them here, as they are important for understanding the entire picture of what’s been going on: Deactivate-Activate Doubts and Reassurances On … [Read more…]
It’s been 27 days since I first deactivated my Facebook account. Honestly, they have flown by.