Clutter-Free Goals for 2022 | Simple Life

Happy freaking New Year, friends! Have you done it yet? Declutter your entire life and have the cleanest most perfect house to start out your 2022 living in?? Okay good, us neither 🙂 Also.. if you came here looking for that Pinterest perfect minimalist house… you are in the wrong place but I know there…

Dismantling Shame | Tourette Syndrome

You know.. this VERY time last year, it was really starting to become apparent that Ellie had to have some sort of… condition, I mean… I didn’t even know what to call it or what to think honestly but it was becoming very clear to us that she wasn’t in control of a lot of…

How I Ended Up With Chronic Fatigue | ME/CFS

In this 10 minute video, I share how I ended up developing chronic fatigue and what I plan to do about it this year instead of what I’ve done for the past almost three years… deny, deny, deny and fight it… that did NOT work. This is kicking off our Chronic Fatigue Thursdays series we’ll…

Experiences VERSUS Stuff (including screenshots) | Simple Life

In December we found ourselves sitting and really thinking about the past year and where money had gone, what we wished we had done more of, and less of, and differently. We were SO GLAD we went to NYC but we also found ourselves a little stressed around the weeks following our trip when we…

Hidden Disability Lanyard VIDEO | Tourette Syndrome

Ellie is just the freaking greatest. Listen to her in this short video we created together where she describes why she thinks it’s important to wear a lanyard like this in public if you have a hidden disability. I really let her take the lead on this and she did AMAZING!! All of the links…

Teal Heels & Gold Sweater Project | 6 Years | Autumn Jean

I know there’s some rumors going around that third child is the wild child in a lot of families and that simply is…. TRUE FOR US ahhahahaahha! Autumn is HILARIOUS. Like downright hilarious. She told me she has been getting in trouble a little bit in school for talking too much and I told her…

It’s NOT Behavioral | Tourette Syndrome Awareness

One of the hardest things about being a parent of a child with Tourette Syndrome is explaining what neurological and involuntary means repeatedly… I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t surprised how many grown adults still struggle with understanding what that actually means even when we break it down in the the most simple terms…

Our Kid’s Room Clutter-Free HACK | Clutter Free

TODAY we launched a course put together by our family with all of our hearts called CLUTTER-FREE GAME PLAN 🙂 We know that life is just easier with less STUFF. For years, Mike and I were on a trajectory of more, bigger, better, fancier… we thought that was it. We thought that’s the way to move…

Ellie + Coprolalia | Tourette Syndrome

Hi there 🙂 If you’re reading this.. you intentionally came to my blog through whatever site OR.. I DMed you the link because you asked me the question.. “where did Ellie learn to cuss?”  So, let’s start here. Ellie has Tourette Syndrome. You can read more about that here in a previous post OR go…

Ellie’s Diagnosis | Tourette Syndrome

When Ellie was between 1 and 2 years old.. we noticed some things she did that were a little different and a little awkward. She would blink excessively, she would throw her head back a lot and also tuck her chin to her chest. But gosh – she was the CUTEST little honey butter biscuit…

Workcation Literally Down The Road | Salt Air Entrepreneur

This past Sunday on the very last day of February 2021, I checked into the most quaint, peaceful and charming little hotel just a couple of minutes from our home called The Breakwater Inn and spent 2:30pm – 9pm working my butt off on emails, course development, answering DMs and more. Checking into a hotel…