Wedding Planning For Spoonies: Now With Actual Spoons! 🥄

It’s time for book talk! I’m back to almost 20,000 words after getting the book down to 16,000. That’s quite a feat for a week. And now I have this adorable cover! It probably is a bit cisgender – but I wanted the rainbow background for a reason. Please give me some #feedback for fun!Continue reading “Wedding Planning For Spoonies: Now With Actual Spoons! 🥄”

2 Traditionally Bridal Things I Didn’t Care About As A Chronically Ill Bride

When I was engaged to my husband, I was in the process of being diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia. During what should have been my time of joy, I was ridiculously sick. Therefore my wedding, although I tended to it the best I could, did not have all the typical girl-things most brides obsess about.Continue reading “2 Traditionally Bridal Things I Didn’t Care About As A Chronically Ill Bride”

I Got Cinderella’d and It’s Not All Great

My husband and I come from two different worlds. He comes from a different stratosphere than I do. I don’t get along with his family, even before I ran away twice. They mistreated me while we were just dating, and I never really understood why until I looked at class differences and ableism. I canContinue reading “I Got Cinderella’d and It’s Not All Great”

Mental Health Awareness Month AKA My Life: Why I Am Thankful For Every Night I Spend With My Husband

My husband and I’s new relationship may seem unorthodox, but we know better days are ahead as we work together on our problems.

The Absolute Realness on PTSD and Marriage

We’ve discovered that letting each other be open and vulnerable even over stuff the other thinks is stupid is the key to getting through our current situation. I’m no longer hearing monsters in the night.

How My Relationship With My Husband Changed After Chronic Illness: Assorted Roses, Assorted Feelings

Typically I try to paint as positive a light as possible of my husband and I’s relationship on this blog. This is partially because I try to do my part to build up our fledgling marriage, but I need to talk about something some of the recently diagnosed may be experiencing by their romantic partner: infantilization.Your parter is now the parent and you are now the child in the relationship. The equality you once sought and enjoyed is gone.

The Safe Man

I’m going to be writing about trauma therapy and marriage again today, because that’s my life right now. This is not a Whiner McBabypants post where I talk about my specific trauma, rather, these are my reflections on life, love, and marriage as a disabled woman. You know when you just feel sad, and youContinue reading “The Safe Man”

On Being Loving and Kind

A few years ago, I came across a slew of articles against teaching kids the importance of self-confidence and self-worth. These articles were on reputable websites such as Huffington Post around 2011. At the time, I felt something acute pierce my chest, a sort of pallid, sudden sadness for these authors who blamed Disney andContinue reading “On Being Loving and Kind”

Product Review: Foster-Stephens, inc White Heirloom Wedding Gown Storage and Preservation Box

Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from yourContinue reading “Product Review: Foster-Stephens, inc White Heirloom Wedding Gown Storage and Preservation Box”