I graduated from Penn State University in 2003 and started working immediately. After a few years I had my first daughter and moved to Philadelphia.  See my post 5 Years Down to find out about how the move from a small town to a large city went.  In addition to a toddler and another one on the way, I went through postpartum depression.  It was about 3 months before I even figured out what was going on.  I was a stay at home mom and didn’t feel like I had the support that I needed.  To be honest I didn’t.  The life I had left was full of support.  I came to a city where outside of my boyfriend at the time’s family and him I knew no one.  Philadelphia isn’t super far from Lancaster, but the cost of traveling with two small kids adds up. Especially when at the time I wasn’t working. It was too much.  So I was drowning. This was in 2013-2014.

Fast forward to 2020 where I am working, blogging, and balancing my life. That in itself is a Christmas miracle. I am seeing life for what its supposed to be a ride. That ride can have several stops along the way or even bumps but at the end of the ride I hope to have made a mark, had fun, and been happy and whole in my respected relationships.

As far as blogging, ToiTime celebrated 5 years of blogging in November 2019 and here are a few things that I’ve learned about myself:

  • Health is wealth-I’ve had a much needed surgery and through working out I’ve lost over 50 pounds.
  • Self-Care is a daily necessity. How I deal with myself is way more important that how others view me!
  • Being a mom is work and perfection is in how I balance not in my mistakes
  • Relationships are hard work! It isn’t a 50/50 combination but 100/100. With that in mind no more relationships with one sided energy


I am interested in living and not just existing.  Sometimes life can throw a few blows and I like anyone else can get caught up.  However at 38 I am in the best shape that I can be and I am looking to improve even more.  Im looking to traveling more, getting out of my comfort zone, attending more blog events, getting more social, and still being a great person, kick ass wife, and amazing mother.  So I hope you enjoy the blog.

I also blog for TCP.  It’s another network that includes bloggers like myself and some of the best hands down podcasts you need in your life. So check them out.

2020 I am about expanding my brand and enjoying this thing we call life!

I want any brands that I work with to reflect how I truly mirror my life. Brands that help me organize and keep my life moving in a better direction. Brands that my kids can feel proud of!


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