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.

ToiTime will be celebrating 4 years of blogging this November 2018 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 37 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.

As the holidays come in I am excited to create as many memories as I can with my family.  Often time I do little personal touches to everything and it amazes me as we get closer the things my kids know are our traditions. They aske me how close are we to doing certain activities and that lets me know one their memory is spot on and two they enjoy the things that we are doing. Make the time with family count.  My circle is small but that circle has so much love in it that’s it brings out the best in me.


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