Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Is This Post Over Yet??

It is National Eating Disorder week! I always feel happy and embarrassed at this time of year. I want to shout to the world that eating disorders are real and are devastating and are not to be taken lightly and are NOT "just a diet". On the other hand, I have spent many, many years hiding my "dirty little secret", and it has been hard to overcome that thought pattern. :) Thankfully, I have had good friends and family to help me along the road to being able to talk about it...and I still have not reached the end. But writing it on a blog is WAAAAY easier than actually SAYING it out loud, so this blog is my safety zone for the moment. Bear with me. :)

So, I found this cool website and today it has a great article about what NOT to say to people with eating disorders...and a few hints on what TO say. I have come to realize it is dangerous territory for someone without an eating disorder to talk about their loved one's situation. Most of what they say is well intended, but ends up being quite hurtful. I think that is a lot of where the secrecy and shame comes from. So, maybe this article will help someone out there so they can talk to a person they care about who is struggling with an eating disorder.

So, that is my rambling. I admit, my arms and hands are stiff with embarrassment as I type this. I am totally frozen up and scared to be talking so openly about something I feel so ashamed and secretive about. LOL! (That, I think, was a "nervous" laugh.)

Well, anyway. Here is the link: http://www.adiosbarbie.com/2012/02/what-not-to-say-to-someone-with-an-eating-disorder/

(PHEW! Made it through THAT post!)

And for something a little more lighthearted, check out the post below. Hee hee. :)

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Homeschool Hey Girl...Thank you, Ryan Gosling


Have you seen those really, really funny "Hey Girl" Ryan Gosling photos? The ones written for girls who love to craft? If not, you can see them HERE.

Well, I LOVED them, but I don't really craft that much, and I want Ryan Gosling to like me, too. So, I decided to do Ryan Gossling "Hey Girl" pictures for homeschool moms.

I didn't come up with this specifically because I felt left out by the crafty girls, but rather because what you will see written below really happened and in the midst of my shame in the moment, I heard that Ryan Gossling picture in my mind, and the love of my life Ryan himself spoke these words to me:

Homeschool moms, YOU'RE WELCOME.

And look forward to more as I continue the journey of homeschooling Taiger.

Friday, February 3, 2012



SO, I have some WAAAAY exciting news! Sixteen Small Stones (remember my little volunteer group?!) is doing OPERATION: LOVE again this year! We are sending Valentines to kids in Africa, China and BELIZE (you weren't expecting that now, were ya?!)! Yes, BELIZE! We are just starting working with a GREAT home there, and we are SO excited! Go HERE to find out how to donate Valentines! Go to my sister's blog HERE if you live in Utah and want to come to a Valentine Party to make Valentines to send to the kids! (She is SO fun, huh?!) If you live in Idaho Falls/ Shelley/ Blackfoot/ You-Get-The-Idea, we will have a table set up at Broullims in SHELLEY on February 10 (2:00-5:00pm) and February 11 (10:00am-4:00pm) and you can come make Valentines, see pictures of the kids, and visit with US! The address is 570 South State St Shelley, ID 83274.