National Adoption Month Posts
November was a bit of a rough month for me. I participated in Ashley Mitchell‘s Adoption Awareness Month Photo-a-Day Challenge. I somehow managed to get all of my posts up on the days they were supposed to go up, even if it wound up being at night. Granted, I did snag the sneak peek preview… Continue reading
Ten Steps to Blogging When You Don’t Feel Like Blogging
1. Get a cup of tea and whine about how blogging is hard for as long as it takes to drink it. (You could even turn this whining into a blog post… *nudge*nudge*) 2. White down ideas you have. They don’t all have to be used. I’ve had ideas that I’ve looked back at later… Continue reading
After telling my therapist that my depression has gotten so much worse, and I’m afraid that I’ll fall back into self-harm habits again, she sent me these two lists: If you self-harm to express pain and intense emotions Paint, draw, or scribble on a big piece of paper with red ink or paint Start a… Continue reading
Self Care Ideas
Unplug for an hour Take a quick nap (10-20 min) Write out your thoughts Splurge a little Have a self date (an hour alone doing something that nourishes you) Take a home spa Do one thing a day just because it makes you happy Activate your self-soothing system Check in with your emotions Take a… Continue reading
Starting a New Journey
Yesterday I went to a new psychiatrist for the first time in like 11+ months. There was a lot of anxiety leading up to the appointment. I knew it was what I needed and it was a good thing in the long run, I was still nervous and scared. But the appointment went well. I was… Continue reading
NaBloPoMo – Day 30
Make a list of 30 things that make you smile good books new episodes of my favorite show(s) on Netflix perfume LuLaRoe shea/cocoa butter cozy blankets hoodies coffee free stuff for hosting parties perfectly applying lipstick first try hugs birth control I don’t have to worry about daily catching up with friends seeing former teachers I… Continue reading
NaBloPoMo – Day 28
Write a list of everything that inspires you – from books to websites to quotes to people to paintings to stores to the stars JaaackJack – youtube, instagram, twitter LuLaRoe – instagram Big Tough Girl – instagram, hashtag Mandy – instagram, twitter, LLR instagram Strong birthmoms Carrie Hope Fletcher’s book All I Know Now Continue reading
NaBloPoMo – Day 6
Write the words you need to hear happy birthday to me Just because what you are feeling is different, does not mean you are broken. Everyone deals with things differently. You are loved – even if you don’t feel like it. Just because you don’t match societal beauty standards doesn’t mean that you aren’t beautiful.… Continue reading
NaBloPoMo – Day 5
Using 10 words, describe yourself sister daughter friend creative bookworm coffee writer compassionate stubborn birthmom Continue reading
NaBloPoMo – Day 4
What do you like to do on a dark and stormy day? stay in comfy clothes drink coffee/tea (hot or iced depending on the temp) curl up under blankets if it’s chilly read books watch Netflix Continue reading
Hello! Welcome! My name is Katy!
You can find me drinking coffee until it’s time for wine. Currently have 5 tattoos, but plans for more are in the works.
I’m a birthmom over 8 years post placement. I’ve been in a birthmom support group since November 2018, and will be leading my own come May 2023.
On Sunday mornings you can usually find me in the nursery or on the production team at church.
Various times throughout the year, you can find me staying with someone’s dog(s) while they’re away on a trip – so don’t be surprised if there are stories or pictures every so often.