Recovering people pleaser

Recovering people pleaser

Hi! My name is Maryann. I am the a daughter of the King of Kings. My current struggles are people pleasing and codependency. I also have been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. If you have ever attended an Al Anon meeting or Celebrate Recovery meeting (Christian recovery small group), my statements above are a normal [...]

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Flu survival kit

Flu survival kit

We are officially in flu season. I know this because we have officially been hit by a stomach bug and it will wreak havoc on our house by the time it's made its rounds through the family. As a seasoned mom of 5, I have created an arsenal of must have items for this particular [...]

Believing in me

Believing in me

The last 10 days have been rough on me - mentally. I have been dealing with balancing all of my commitments - required and volunteer - and unspoken expectations - of myself. To be very honest, there were many times when I had intrusive thoughts going through my mind and that is when I knew [...]

Doing it all

Doing it all

I have been asked how I manage to ‘do it all’ with of my all the current responsibilities - required and volunteered. In addition to managing a large family and their daily lives, I also volunteer in multiple ministries at church; work part time remotely for a software consulting company; run a blog utilizing multiple [...]

It’s happening!!!

I interrupt this regularly schedule blog post to announce our first sticker pack! Guys, this is insane!!! I have tried to keep this news under wraps for as long as I possibility could. I can NOT contain my excitement any longer. Proceeds from this sticker pack will go directly to my American Foundation for Suicide Prevention [...]

Interviewing a Filipino therapist

Interviewing a Filipino therapist

I am so excited to share this conversation with you! Speaking with fellow Filipinos face to face about mental health is so difficult. Moreover, finding a therapist who understands the culture is even harder especially in the Filipino community. So when I found Roanne on Instagram, I was so excited to connect with her. We [...]

He never fails

He never fails

I wrote this post for a Motherhood series for The Barefoot Preacher Project. I wanted to also post it here because it is such an important part of my history that I believe it needs to be included on my blog as well. I highly recommend you visit Jennifer's blog to read more about her [...]