Recent Happenings...

Happy New Year friends! Maybe you have been following this blog for a while, or perhaps we were recently brought together thanks to last Falls (ahhhmazing!) Palm Mom convention! If you attended, you should have received my FREE e-book titled "Moms and Mental Health: WHAT it is, WHY it matters, HOW to cope." Regardless, I am so grateful we have connected and I wanted to share with you a bit about the recent happenings over here at Mombo Jombo and upcoming ways you can get involved.

My last will + testament

With Christmas fast approaching and the hustle and bustle of holiday festivities, this was the last thing I wanted to finish. But it needed to be done as in the blink of an eye- life can change and I could be gone. My husband urged me to share it with all of you, and so here it is. I hope it encourages you to write a few things down for your loved ones too.

Hitchhiking home

My girlfriend texted me one night last week asking for my help in praying for her grandmother who had dementia and was missing. The city's police ground and helicopter officers were all searching yet hadn't been able to locate her.

#Voices Project

Part of my mission is to align myself with other individuals who seek to share their own stories to fight back against the shame and stigma that society tends to place on addicts, and Ryan Hampton is one of those people. If you aren't familiar with him, he is sort of a ROCK STAR in the recovery world.

What my second child is already teaching me

When I had my first daughter, I was so anxious and worried all the time. I didn't have the confidence as a mother yet, and focused a lot of energy on getting her into a routine. I stressed whether I was doing "it right," and each day felt like a such a blur. Now with my second just two weeks old, I'm already realizing how different it is. She's teaching me a lot!

Tv Mayhem

As if the holiday season isn't stressful enough, right before Christmas time our main living room tv went out. (Insert pandamonia, anxiety, and "holy shit I forgot to DVR RHOC!") It had been coming for quite some time, as on occasion the sound or picture would break up.

Hug it out

I hate hugging. In fact, I hate anyone within arms length of me. I'm not joking. It's as if I have this imaginary bubble around me that I don't want to share with anyone else.