What it feels like to have an autoimmune disease

what it feels like to have an autoimmune disease

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** I sat in the rocking hair, surrounded by a chattering, and happy family. It was Christmas morning. I smiled at their joy, but inside I asked myself, “Is this what it feels like when you are dying?” […]

I had to quit coffee. Here’s what happened next . . .

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Growing up, I never expected to be a coffee drinker. I hated the taste. Tea was more my thing and well-suited my British heritage. However, a number of years ago, fatigue hit me like a ton of […]

Sometimes you don’t know how far you’ve gone until you come back . . .

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** As you may remember, the past year and half have been difficult for me. Right before I discovered my thyroid condition and autoimmune disease, I hit the bottom of the pit. It was miserable. Not just for […]

What one of my rest days looks like

day of rest for a weary mom

**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Since burning out a few months ago, I’ve tried very hard to rest more often. It’s taken a while to be comfortable with doing less, but I think it has been the key to my recovery and […]

Blessings of illness

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** It’s been a little over four months since I was flat on my back, sick in bed, for ten whole days. That was just the wake up call . . . I had been feeling pretty crummy […]

Hitting the bottom and crawling out . . .

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** The images in this post are from a family trip to Yosemite we made a few weeks ago. We had to postpone it because I was so ill. I was thankful to eventually go and enjoy God’s […]

At home this weekend . . .

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** This time last year I was in Pennsylvania having fun (and also dying of nerves) at my first ever blogging conference. I decided not to go this year, although I would love to, and am a little […]

When You Feel Like You’re Failing

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Do you ever feel like everything is falling apart? That you could just curl up in a ball and cry? Do you have conversations with yourself that list all the things you are doing wrong? I think […]

Reevaluating and Rearranging My Life and This Blog

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Freesias in our sandy backyard. I‘ve been composing this post in my mind for over a month and I still don’t know what I want to say . . . I feel awkward talking about myself to […]

A Day in the Life

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**Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s Hand Soap, $10 Credit, and FREE Shipping at ePantry! EXTENDED Until 8/3! Details here.** Today I’m joining my friend Rebekah and sharing an hour by hour snapshot of my day through pictures. To see Rebekah’s day and the days of others, visit her Day in the Life post. These photos document […]