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I’m kind of in love with natural cleaning products right now. I’ve had a terrible time keeping anything clean since Mil was born (not that I was exactly a neat person before), mostly because all my cleaning products were full of chemicals and I wasn’t in love with the idea of having Mil around while…

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Mental Health Monday – Panic Attack Emergency Kit

Almost everyone keeps an emergency kit in their car or bag with things that they need in case of a physical emergency – bandaids, gauze, antibacterial cream, and the like — so why not keep a kit for your mental health too? I ran across the idea on Reddit a few weeks ago and thought…

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Mental Health Monday

Sometimes you’re doing really well. You’re keeping up with your medications, and your journaling, and your breathing, and everything else that you need to be doing to keep yourself in a good mental space. But then life happens, and suddenly it’s been days since you journaled, let alone thought about doing breathing or meditation exercises.…

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Friday Favorites

charlie brown shirt for halloween

I got to go to one of the big annual craft shows in my area over the weekend. It’s something I try to go to every year, and while I’m there I always try to get a little of my Christmas shopping out of the way. I’m big on having as much of my Christmas…

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Mental Health Monday – Journaling

panic tracker -september 2019

One of the things that my therapist has me doing to help with my anxiety is journaling. She’s having me write for about 5 minutes every day, either just things that are going on, or from a prompt. It’s actually been very insightful, as I have been able to establish some basic things about what…

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Friday Favorites

pumpkin cream cheese muffins

It’s finally Fall! That means I get to appreciate some of the things I love without being “out-of-season.” Now, I know pumpkin is overdone, and we don’t need pumpkin spice everything, but I have to give a shout out to the fabulous pumpkin cream cheese muffins I made this week, thanks to a recipe from…

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Mental Health Monday – Just Breathe

I’ve been having lots of small panic episodes lately, and I’m not sure if they are related to changes in my medication, or because I’m actually focusing on my anxiety in an attempt to deal with it. Fortunately, I’ve only had one very bad panic attack so far this month, and we will hope it…

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WIP Wednesday

blue fabric for baby communique quilt

I’m taking a break from last week’s work in progress until I can pick out backing fabric and thread for quilting it. So I finally cut into the stack of blue fabrics I’ve been hoarding to make a sample of the Baby Communique Quilt. I started out by cutting out all of the strips and…

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Mental Health Monday

stacked rocks

Living in the rural Midwest, I often feel that mental health issues are a bit of a taboo topic. When we have mental health issues, like anxiety or depression, we don’t talk about them, because when we do, we’re told to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and go on. Unfortunately, that’s not how having…

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