May 29, 2024

Happy Birthday to Me!

It's my birthday again! I typically don't make too much of a fuss around my birthday - apart from my 40th when I embarked on my first solo trip. Usually I'm down to just hang out with my family, and this year's pretty much been the same.

Over the past weekend though, I got to visit Los Cabos, Mexico to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday with her. I'll share photos and info in a different post, but one thing I wanted to do was get at least one nice photo with a borrowed birthday sash 😂

Mission accomplished!

Happy Birthday to me (my dad will roll his eyes at this 😆). I'm grateful for the past year and sustenance while praying for growth and God's will for the next year!

May 16, 2024

The Mother versus Stepmother Divide

Last week Sunday was Mother's Day (in the US, Canada and a few other countries). 

April 30, 2024

Telling My Grandmother About My Divorce

I promise I'm not going to write only about my divorce on this blog. As a matter of fact, I get tired of the topic - as if I don't have other things on my mind. But I shared this on Threads the other day, and I thought it might make for a good blog post too!

April 15, 2024

Regret Getting Divorced?

 A few weeks ago, I was having a conversation with a friend about Coco. I shared how sometimes I felt a little bad that I wasn't able to provide a two-parent home for Coco. My friend followed up with this question: "Do you regret getting divorced?" It was a question that took me aback a little bit, but I appreciated the opportunity to think through my response.

I said I'd share it online because Hello, Oversharer here! Okay that's not why but I'm fine with sharing my thoughts and experiences and maybe one person out there might relate.

January 26, 2024

Weekly Recap aka Berry Bits


I hope you've had a great week. Mine was so-so, but I'm thankful for the weekend to reset and re-calibrate. It's crazy to think that January is pretty much over. Didn't we just say Happy New Year two days ago? Anyway, read on for the little bits of my life that touched me this week.

January 20, 2024

Weekly Recap


Here's another Weekly Recap for you. But first, I'm not 100% sure I like the title "weekly recap." It just seems so generic and blah. I'll play around with it and hopefully come up with something a little more bright and cheery - or you can make suggestions in the comments too! So let's get into what I got into!

January 13, 2024

Weekly Recap


To get myself back into the habit of blogging, I have decided to do a weekly recap! These posts will be similar to my Life Lately posts from days of yore. In these posts I might share a lot, or share a little depending on what I was up to in the week before. I hope you enjoy these little pieces of me that I share on this space :)

January 8, 2024

I Took A Divorce Class!

Hi again!

I thought I had shared about Divorce Care on the blog before, but it turns out that I had it in mind, but never actually wrote about my experience. I'm guessing you're probably wondering why I went through the program in the first place. I became officially divorced in January 2022. The marriage had been in disintegration mode for maybe 5 years before then. While I felt that I had moved on emotionally, mentally and legally, I still felt that I wanted to be sure I was COMPLETELY DONE and had covered all bases. Additionally, I knew that before I ventured into dating again, I wanted to be sure that I had done the inner work and healed, and not take any metaphorical baggage into a new relationship. I had heard about DivorceCare from someone at my church and knew that I would like to go through the program eventually. Well, eventually came later in 2022 and I found a church in the vicinity with a time that worked for me. 

January 5, 2024

Happy New Year! 2024

 Happy New Year folks!!!

It's that time of year where everything feels fresh and new. Hopes, dreams, goals and resolutions abound! There's always something that screams "New Year, New Me" and a zest to everything to come.