My First Business Success was my Biggest Failure

This morning in the shower, I had a crazy revelation. After all, isn’t that where all the best ideas are created? I realized that my successfully failed Etsy business from two years ago, has been holding me back from upleveling in my current businesses. If you don’t know, here’s a little backstory:


I had a semi-successful Etsy business making children’s clothing. I was great at it. People loved my stuff. I had shipped my products to almost every state in the country and the UK. I put a lot of time and effort into every item I made to ensure quality and satisfaction. I was even in a craft market at the mall. It was awesome, or should have been anyway. The more successful and busier I got, the more depressed and drained I became. Of course a severe postpartum depression diagnosis didn’t help that.

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Say "No" to Soap, Say "Yes" to Celery & Seeds

So based on the title, I definitely sound like a hippie; not that there's anything wrong with that! I fully embrace my more natural lifestyle. You do what you have to do to survive. 

NO SOAP?? WHAT?!

So, I realize these three topics might sound a little random, but they're all related to my crazy hormones. Having children is great. I love it! I don't ALWAYS love it, but in the end, I wouldn't change it. The thing that sucks about having kids is the aftermath and what they can do to our bodies.

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Coming out of the Darkness: My Struggle with Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

I’ve spent the last eight or nine months planning in my head how I was going to get this information out and into the world. For eight months I’ve seen myself doing a pre-recorded video discussing my struggles. I’ve also seen myself sitting and doing a live video on my personal Facebook page, or maybe my business Facebook page, or maybe in my Facebook group, or maybe on Instagram. Then it led to seeing me type it out in a blog and maybe attaching a video with it as well. All of this was in my head, down to the words I’d say/type, what I would wear, where I would be, all of it. However, it still never got done and made its way out of my brain. Well here is my essay. Here is my story, as I sit in a coffee shop sipping on pineapple green iced tea in downtown Nashua. Hello world, this is what happened to me and how I got through it:

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I Saw Him Again for the First Time

With “Mindset Monday” being tomorrow, I thought this would be a fitting blog post. If you’re in my Facebook Group, “Rise Up + Love Yourself”, or follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I was pretty MIA last week. I posted on “Mindset Monday” of last week and then had to step away from work and social media for the remainder of the week. Life was beginning to feel like it was all crashing down on me in all areas. It sucked. My husband and I realized some things weren’t going so well financially, we started arguing a lot, and to top it off, the kids were stressing me out big time and my four year old was not listening to me at all. I needed a break. We needed a break. Not a break away from each other, but just sort of a break from the outside world. We needed to sit down and discuss how we were going to fix each of these issues.

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