Who's Your God? {www.boldlytanya.com} guest post @ thebarefootblog.com

Who’s Your God {{Guest Post}}

Jun 18th, 2017

When my writer-sister-friend Kaitlin, at thebarefootblog.com, invited me to participate in her #wifehack series I high-fived myself and said yes almost immediately (because she’s adorable, we drink our creamer coffee the same way, and I copy her a lot). Then I felt sweaty and anxious because wifing is hard. After nearly thirteen years, I don’t have it figured out, not even on my best days. But…

Taming Trauma :: a guest post at Cisneros Cafe {www.boldlytanya.com}

Taming Trauma :: A Guest Post @ Cisneros Cafe

May 21st, 2017

Trauma is a tricky beast, always festering and feeding, hoping to eat you alive from the inside out. You survive it, accept it, and hopefully thrive in spite of it. But you are never rid of it. It lingers like the scars it inflicts.

By eighteen years of age, I experienced seven different types of childhood trauma. I handled my trauma by pretending it wasn’t there. As each new trauma visited, I ripped off that piece and hid it away.

Abandonment.

Abuse.

Neglect.

Eventually, all seven traumas were sealed away and buried deep inside.

But trauma chafes and enflames. Although I quarantined my infected parts, they still rotted. The stench permeated my good parts, spoiling them, too. I kept hacking and concealing, but I couldn’t keep up.

My Faulty Understanding {www.boldlytanya.com}

My Faulty Understanding

May 2nd, 2017

I enjoy listening to the Bible.com app while I prepare breakfast. It has a two-fold benefit. First, and most obvious, I am in the Word. Second, the kids listen, too. It keeps morning squabbles at bay while filling them with the Word, too. Last week, we were proceeding with our morning routine as usual. Clothes were being changed, teeth were being brushed, and coffee was being…

I’m Doing This Afraid

Sep 5th, 2016

To feel fear doesn’t mean that you’re a coward. Boldness is taking action in the presence of fear. Do it afraid!” – Joyce Meyer I have toyed with this blog for years. It has been a play thing. A little curio kept in my pocket to exercise my craft and give the pretense of progress and effort. I have been inconsistent at best. At worst, I have completely abandoned…

Streamline Your Meal Plan With Routines: Plus a FREE 4 Week Menu Plan!

Aug 9th, 2016

I started meal planning out of necessity. The sugar laden, over processed circus we called dinner left everyone in my home depleted not restored. I craved uplifting family time gathered around the table. I desired to serve nutritious food prepared with love instead of haste. I longed for peaceful moments in which we could linger and unload the weight of our day. I needed a plan.

Head to Sharon’s to check out my five tips for creating a routine based meal plan and get your Free 4 Week Menu complete with linked recipes. (You will have to make your own grocery list. I am not a machine.)

The February Rut

Jun 6th, 2015

My plans, motivation, and self-control were waylaid by February’s ambition vacuum. The remaining aroma of stale initiative sustained my obligations, but only just. It was like I woke up one day overwhelmed, and never recovered until the temperature finally peaked above seventy degrees. My drive was hibernating.

13 Things I Learned In 2013 {www.boldlytanya.com}

13 things I learned in 2013

Dec 31st, 2013

Life is short. Our days are numbered, and we don’t have a say. Most likely, what we have left will not be enough. Time is such a precious, precious commodity that I frivolously exhaust. I dwell in the past.  I replay endless loops of regret and remorse over the things I did or didn’t do. I anguish over the stupid things I have said at the…