5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Running a Creative Business

I’ve technically been running business since 2011, but the first business I was in with a partner, and neither of us had any idea what the next decade would have in store for us - for our business, our families, and the dreams God was growing in our hearts. My actual self-employment journey really started … Continue reading 5 Lessons I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Running a Creative Business

An Update: Chronic Illness treatment, medication withdrawal, medical gaslighting, and choosing the right team

The last couple months have been extremely difficult around here. Some might know I’ve been trying to figure out my diagnosis (right now it’s Fibromyalgia, but we haven’t completely ruled out everything else yet). The last few months, everything has kind of come to a head, and I really want to share my story so … Continue reading An Update: Chronic Illness treatment, medication withdrawal, medical gaslighting, and choosing the right team

How I Stay (Mostly) Sane as a Work From Home Mom with Chronic Illness

Being a mom is hard enough. Running a business is hard enough. Dealing with chronic illness is hard enough. I am managing to do all three - I’m convinced only by the grace of God - and I’m doing things to help myself stay mostly sane during these crazy toddler days. When I was a … Continue reading How I Stay (Mostly) Sane as a Work From Home Mom with Chronic Illness

COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, & GATE KEEPING – IN MOTHERHOOD & CHRONIC ILLNESS

If you’ve been here before, you know this is a place for community. It’s the whole drive behind this blog, the membership, and basically every social media presence I have. And, while I have found some great community and connection along the way, I’ve also noticed some gate-keeping - a lot of gate keeping actually. … Continue reading COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, & GATE KEEPING – IN MOTHERHOOD & CHRONIC ILLNESS

Being Creative + Running a Business as a Mom with Chronic Illnesses (part 2)

When I wrote “Being Creative & Embracing New Hobbies as a Mom/With Chronic Illness”, I hadn’t thought about a part two. But, a lot has been happening around here since then, and I really want to show other moms that it’s possible. Somehow, someway, even when navigating chronic illness, fulfilling work can be a part … Continue reading Being Creative + Running a Business as a Mom with Chronic Illnesses (part 2)

Maven Monday: Interview with Author Lindsay Puckett

I have been wanting to pick our Maven Monday series back up for months, but I’ve been stalled. Thanks to flares, business shifts, and life with toddlers. Today, though, we’re back. And, I’ve had the pleasure of exchanging emails and messages with an Author Mentor Match Mentee named Lindsay Puckett. Those who have been around … Continue reading Maven Monday: Interview with Author Lindsay Puckett

Being Creative & Embracing New Hobbies (as a mom or with Chronic Illness)

As I went through two pregnancies, and then my physical illnesses keyed up, I struggled. With these new lower energies & two little humans to take care of, I worried my creativity, business, ministries, and hobbies would suffer. After all, how does one do it all when their energy is so limited. The short answer … Continue reading Being Creative & Embracing New Hobbies (as a mom or with Chronic Illness)