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I’m a big advocate for self care. I think it’s essential for being your best self and staying physically and mentally healthy. In case you don’t know what self- care is, PsychCentral says it’s “any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.” They go on to say “Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.” Self care is something that refuels us. It should be...

I wanted to take this summer to really make reading a priority. I looked over Amazon, Good Reads and other boards to see what everyone was reading this summer and came up with my own list. Some are completely new to me and others I’ve read before but need to get back into. Here is my summer reading list for 2017....

During Summer when the days are so long and the weather so nice (or extremely hot if you’re in Texas) I think it’s a great time to plan date nights for you and your partner. If you’re like me you have a little one that is pretty attached to you at all times. Not only is Andrew attached to me, we also don’t have any family around to watch him for an hour or two (and I’m not quite ready to leave him with anyone else). So if...

If you follow me on social media (and you definitely should), or you’ve just noticed a change in the website content, then you know that I have added a new travel companion to the A Wandering Scribbler team. This companion isn’t going to be doing too much work around here, but he sure will be a cute addition to my photos and will inspire much of what I write about....

I’m pretty lucky that my husband’s job takes us to new places every few years. I love going to new states or countries and learning about what’s around me. Most recently we were brought to Texas. Not exactly my first choice of places to live, but still… I’m always up for something new....

A Hospital Packing List is necessary for any pregnant lady.  You need to get ready for birth and having a packing list is a great way to make sure you have everything you need....

Wichita Falls, surprisingly, has some great little places for coffee. When I first found out I’d be moving here I didn’t have high hopes. I know it was going to be better than Clovis, NM, where we were before, as far as more stores and shopping and just city things in general. But we were still in a smaller city, a few hours from anything major and I just didn’t know what to expect....

By now, you know that Wichita Falls, TX is my new hometown.  Because we'll be here for a few years, because our child will be born here, and because I just want to start "traveling locally" more, I've been spending a lot of time wandering around our town. I've been practicing my photography and because I've put together a good collection of photos I thought I'd share my photo essay of Wichita Falls.  Hopefully I can inspire you to either visit our little town, or to travel around...

It would seem that we’re Texas residents now. I can’t believe we’ve been here almost a year already. While we’ve managed to do a good amount of things in our new state, we have so many left. We have crossed off a few major list items while living in Texas: buying our first home, and having our baby here. But there’s so many travel things we want to do around the state. Luckily we have three more years here so we have plenty of time to cross these...

Before Steve and I were serious, I never even knew what powerlifting was. My gym-going and exercising were mostly jogging and some light weights, or just body weight to stay in shape for soccer. After soccer, I just continued jogging to keep from being completely out of shape.When I got to know more about Steve’s style of working out, I grew more interested in seeing how much I could push my body. I started lifting this way while I was still living in Maryland and Steve was in...