Since I am about to give birth and spend the foreseeable future in unflattering nursing bras, not showering, with bags under my eyes from sleepless nights, anything quick, easy, and simple that can make me feel a bit more human - womanly, even? - is a welcome addition to my mama beauty routine. So for … Continue reading Heating Up the Mama Beauty Routine
While January 2020 was not an awesome time to move to a new city and try to establish community, for this introvert, the isolation of our global pandemic was not as painful as it likely was for some. I enjoy meeting a good friend for a cup of coffee, and I love my mom groups … Continue reading Laboring with In-Laws
When my husband accepted his new job in Midland, TX - 500 miles from our Houston home - his new company provided us with a relocation company, which in turn assigned to us a relocation agent. Debbie's full-time job was to coordinate with us the sale of our Houston home, purchase of our Midland home, … Continue reading Locating our Relocation Agent
Matthew and I flew to Midland this week to go house hunting as we prepare to move 500 miles for his new job. Having lived in Houston suburbs the majority of my life, transitioning me to this dusty oil town has both of us a bit nervous, so Matthew pulled out all the stops to … Continue reading Wildcatter Spotting
REPOST FROM @MRSKELLYNEEDHAM Nothing is sweeter than knowing Jesus! But it’s just so hard to believe when your to-do list is a mile long, right?.If I’m honest, many days I wake up believing the sweetest thing isn’t Jesus, it’s getting my to-do list done. It’s just so hard to stop what I’m doing and sit … Continue reading REPOST: Tithe Your Time
Anyone in America with any sizeable social circle, particularly one that includes millennials, has probably encountered at least one Young Living Essential Oils ambassador. I've personally known several, and the first few were either so pushy as to turn me off from even exploring the product line or were so convinced oils have limitless powers … Continue reading Young Living Thieves?
My husband Matthew is an optimistic, cheerful, happy-go-lucky person. He cares what others think, and he cares how other people feel. While his positivity is often a blessing, I sometimes wonder why he married a woman as candid as I am; someone often authentic to a fault. The ensuing tension between my candor and his … Continue reading High Pressure System
I have never done very well with change. Planned change of my own design is acceptable perhaps, but a tumultuous upheaval of my life by outside forces? Suffice it to say that I prefer stability, thank you very much. Unfortunately for an Enneagram Type One like me, life is predictably unpredictable. In contrast, my mother … Continue reading Bootstraps
Thanks for dropping in! I am Christy, wife to Matthew and mama to Kate. Join me as I seek to find contentment in all circumstances and joy in the journey. I'm an engineer by degree who worked in oil & gas for eight years before leaving corporate to become a math teacher. Now I stay … Continue reading Welcome, Y’all!