%@#$, I’m Pregnant

Positive. The test was positive.  What should have been a moment of sheer joy was instead unbelief then panic. I'm pregnant. I just found out I'm pregnant...in my on again, off again boyfriend's bathroom.  This was not how I imagined this moment would unfold.  A million thoughts were filling my mind and then the final [...]

Praying for an Epiphany

Over the past few months, I have run head first into a writer's roadblock.  My clarity and focus has not been on point.  Maybe summer is to blame.  Maybe I'm easily distracted.  And maybe, at times, I feel I need to contain what I really, truly, deep in my heart want to say.  Regardless of [...]

He Is The God Of Hope

Two night's ago, God stepped in (IN A HUGE WAY) and made a connection YEARS in the making.  These are the kinds of moments I try to explain to others about using your past pain to help others.  Only this was WAY BIGGER! A family pet with an upset stomach, resulted in a late night [...]

Breaking Down

Breaking Down https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com I am not particularly proud to admit this but I had a bit of a breakdown this past weekend. It was the last weekend of Spring Break and I had the morning to the evening of every day planned out.   I was doing the breakfast dishes Friday morning and as I [...]

Seek Me

Seek Me https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com We rescued a tiny Chihuahua about six years ago and named her Madigan.  She was an older dog and her spirit had been broken beyond comprehension.  Her entire life confined to a crate, locked away with a sole purpose of having pups for her owners to profit from.   The room was [...]

A Time For Renewal

A Time For Renewal https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com We have had the strangest winter this year here in Texas....really all over the country!  But yesterday...yesterday was a little taste of what's to come.  It was a gorgeous day!  The weather was perfect.  Not too hot and not too cold.  The only thing messing with my head yesterday was [...]

Mealtime Struggles Part II – Saving in the Grocery Store

MEALTIME STRUGGLES Part II - Saving in the Grocery Store https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com Important details to remember about SHOPPING and SAVING in the grocery store: It has happened to me many, many times in my early days and I am certain you will be able to relate.  You run into the store for milk only and you [...]

Saving $$ With Discounted Gift Cards

  Save $$ by Making Purchases with Discounted Gift Cards https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com   You know you've got to do it.  There is just no way around it.  Eventually, you WILL have to shop for food, clothing, household products, gifts...I think you get what I'm saying!  You are going to have to spend money!!  Ekkkkk!!!   Double [...]

Mealtime Struggles Part I – How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help

Mealtime Struggles Part I - How Coupons and Meal Planning Can Help  ( https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com ) So...there once was this girl who was not skilled at cooking, did not know how to save, use coupons or meal plan and as a result the grocery budget just never seemed to go far enough.  Can you relate? During [...]

Tips for Getting a Better Job or Internal Promotion

Tips for Getting a Better Job or Internal Promotion(  https://thereoncewasthisgirl.wordpress.com ) It is my heart’s desire to see you flourish as a mother.  I know from personal experience how heart wrenching it can be to spend more time at work than with your actual family, just to trying to make ends meet and always so very, [...]