Are you ready to become the heroine of your own story?
As the abused wife of an addict, and mother of a large family, I felt so incredibly alone. I was lost in my responsibilities, and I didn’t know who I was anymore. I had lost my muchness.
As I chose to vulnerably share my story I discovered that I am not alone and I don’t need a white knight to save me. I chose to reclaim myself and The Muchness Mama blog was born.
Using self-development, and self-care I have created a deep sense of self-love that has empowered me to write my own destiny. I want to help you to do the same.
It’s time to slay the monsters that keep you small and reclaim your own muchness. Come join my army or warrior women who know their worth and create the fairytale you deserve. You’re worth it.
Visual journaling (also called art journaling) is a wonderful way to process emotions. It is a powerful tool in healing betrayal trauma and complex post traumatic stress disorder. Benefits of Visual Journaling Articulate your feelings. When you’re struggling to put your emotions into words, it may be easier to sketch them out. Whether you draw… [Continue Reading]
“When the sharpest words wanna cut me downI’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them outI am brave, I am bruisedI am who I’m meant to be, THIS IS ME!Look out ’cause here I comeAnd I’m marching on to the beat I drumI’m not scared to be seenI make no apologies, THIS IS ME! This… [Continue Reading]
What does healing from betrayal trauma look like? What do women who are in a good healthy place look like and what characteristics do they share?
The holidays can be extremely difficult when you are dealing with addiction, abuse, and trauma. It’s the time of year when I need to double down on my self-care efforts. With that in mind here are the very best Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, etc. Deals that I can find! I’ll keep this… [Continue Reading]
I believe that recovery for the traumatized and the addict is completely impossible without mindfulness. We can’t heal things that we do not understand. Last night we were watching an episode of Once Upon a Time that is set in Neverland. Emma, the story’s main heroine, is presented with a map by Peter Pan. She… [Continue Reading]
WHAT IS MUCHNESS?
Muchness is living your life with intention. Muchness is facing your fears head on and not letting them stop you. Muchness is taking the trials of life and letting them make you stronger. Muchness is vulnerability. Muchness is being real. Muchness is being willing to know yourself, your thoughts, your emotions, your strengths, and your weaknesses. Muchness is being the best you that you can possibly be.
MY PURPOSE IS TO FORGE AN ARMY OF WARRIOR WOMEN WHO KNOW THEIR WORTH AND LOVE THEMSELVES
You can’t love others until you love yourself. You can’t fully give yourself to motherhood when you don’t know who you are. You can’t be a true helpmeet to your husband if you aren’t able to be strong for yourself. You matter. You are important.
Who Am I?
I am a homeschooling mom of 9 kiddos struggling to remain sane amidst the chaos. I am the wife of an addict dealing with betrayal trauma induced PTSD. I am a former US Marine. Those are the things I lost myself in for so long. I am more than that.
I am a recovering emotional stuffer and chronic wallflower. I am learning to be unapologetically me instead of shrinking to fill someone else’s box. I love to talk and more importantly to teach and encourage. I am an artist. I am a writer. I am a bookworm and learn-it-all. I am a beloved daughter of God.