Hello and welcome! I’m Mel. I am a mother to Jack (in heaven), Isla, Cashius, Stella & Chad. I am 37 years old and have been married for nineteen years.

I originally started this blog as an outlet to document & process some big changes that were happening in my life. Little did I know at the time that my ramblings would resonate with others, helping me to realise that we are all going through or have been through something that someone can relate to.

I’m an open book about my strict religious upbringing, getting married at 18, losing my first child, having four more children, leaving the church, homeschooling, parenting, mental health & watching my mother decline with Alzheimer’s.

I know that all sounds a bit heavy but if there’s one thing life has taught me is that we get to choose how we show up!!! It may have taken me thirty years to realise I was actually allowed to take the wheel & direct my own path, but better late than never!!

If you’re up for a laugh, learning to love yourself & filling your own cup so you can fill the next persons, then I’m your girl.

Let’s build something together.