Wednesday Weekend Fun Idea – Bling Bakery Cookie Kits

Since the removal of my ex from my household, I’ve been trying to do at least one fun craft every weekend with my kids. When I was with my ex, we (more like I) never had extra money to plan fun crafts with my kids. My ex wasn’t really concern on things like that, and…

Truth Tuesday – Fear Tactics from a Narcissist

When dealing with a narcissist for over a long period of time, your brain/thoughts start to rewire themselves into the logic or trauma provided from the narcissist. Some narcissists can give you light psychological trauma while others gaslight you into fear and questioning your sanity. This past weekend, I received an anonymous text from an…

Identifying the Narcissistic Parent

When I think back on my ex significant other, I would sometimes justified his actions because of his family environment. I would say to myself, “He doesn’t know love so I’ll show him all the love in the world until he understands what love is.” However, after reading about narcissists, you realize that they really…

Wednesday Weekend Fun – Wallpapering

This past weekend to celebrate my birthday, I decided to repaint and wallpaper my hallway walls from a boring white egg shell color to a plum eggplant color. The wallpaper I used was from Arthouse. Lowe’s and Home Depot offer it. I got it for $13.99 a roll (55 sq ft per one roll). I…

Truth Thursday – Narcissistic Family Tree

In a narcissistic family, that values image more than being mentally stable, healthy, and happy, there are five basic roles: The Narcissist – usually a parent or spouse that expects total control of the family; they must feel superior and demands the other members of the family to comply to their every idea or thought…

Truth Tuesday: Why She Stayed by Nikita Gill

I found this poem through Pinterest and thought how appropriate on how it felt when I was in my abusive relationship. You may relate….. He is a storm, and stroms devastate, but every time he hurt you, you hold your breath and bear the hurricane; repeating to yourself One more change One more breath just…

Friday Food: Baked Parmesan Zucchini

One of my outlets to coping with stress and my anxiety has been cooking. I’ve been trying different recipes and seasonings almost every Saturday night to expand my taste buds. I’ve also been doing a lot of weekend crafts with my kids. We weren’t that fortunate to do these things before so I’ve been trying…

Truth Tuesday: Court Update

Last Friday, I went to court. My anxiety didn’t start to really flare up until the Monday before the hearing, and my mental countdown clock started. It reminded me of New Year’s Eve. Every minute to every hour was a mental note on how much time I had left before I went to court to…

Truth Tuesdays: The Moment You Feel Like The Fool

I would say there will be multiple moments after you leave an abusive relationship where you feel like a fool. Most of it is because logically the way you are/were being treated isn’t normal. It’s almost something of disbelief. However, when you’re in the situation, it feels normal because of the brain washing and manipulation…

Realizing The Truth

When being with severe narcissist, during what I call the “honeymoon” stage, the narcissist builds this image of being a charismatic, charming individual, who was just dealt with a lot of short end of the stick moments in their life, especially in love. I remember during the beginning of my initial relationship with my ex,…

Healing Myself

You never really realize you’re in an abusive relationship until it gets to a point where you’re hiding in another room – scared or your children start to show you how scared they are. My family would tell me stories about women on Dateline that died at the hands of their partners, and I would…

15 facts about me

To start our journey together, I thought it’d be fun if I shared a little bit about me. So here are 15 facts about me: I’m superstitious. I place salt in my doorways and windows. I spit (three times) over my left shoulder to ward off bad juju. If I smell something rotten and there’s…