Another Year Older

Do you ever feel depressed as your birthday approaches?

The feeling of dread that another year has passed and you haven’t achieved what you wanted to achieve in that year of life.

You are not alone, I feel that dread and hopelessness as I grow another year older.

I see others that are younger than me, achieving great things, that I hoped to achieve.

While I am happy for them, the sense of failure looms over me.

When I was younger, I had so many hopes and dreams that I had hoped to fulfill before I turned 30.

I wanted to write my first book, have a successful business and be known for something.

Now, as I turn 37, I still have those same hopes and dreams. For some reason, I haven’t been able to achieve them.

Maybe laziness on my part, it just seems like the World is against me sometimes.

It leaves me feeling useless, and I feel as if I should give up.

I know I will stop feeling sorry for myself, pick myself back up, and continue making my dreams come true.

Just because I haven’t achieved all my goals this year, I am still alive and I was able to celebrate another year of life. That in itself is a reason to celebrate.

I will continue to fight to make sure I make my dreams a reality. I will not give up!

Hopefully before my next birthday I can say I did something great!

Never give up on your dreams!

family Uncategorized

Birthdays During Quarantine

Birthdays are so special for our little ones and special for us parents, to throw that magical birthday party that they will remember a lifetime.

My son’s birthday is coming up and I was feeling sad that we most likely will still be quarantined when his birthday gets here. It saddens me that we will not be able to party with our friends and family with a big birthday bash, but there are still ways to make sure your child has an amazing birthday.

Here are some ideas to make this birthday a birthday to remember.


Birthday Parade

Have your friends and family decorate their cars with balloons streamers and Happy Birthday signs and have them drive down your road in a Birthday Parade. Make sure to honk and yell “Happy Birthday ” as you pass by the birthday kiddo.

download (3)


If you don’t like to bake, local bakeries are doing curbside or porch pickups for your favorite sweet treats.



Birthday Cards

Kids love to get mail! Have all your friends and family send Birthday cards to arrive on their Birthday.


Zoom Party

Send all your friends and family a zoom link so they can join in on the party fun!


Birthday Yard Sign

How great would your child feel to wake up to a huge birthday sign in their own front yard! Amazon has many designs you can choose from, just make sure to order early for your kid’s upcoming birthday. I have included a link for a great birthday yard sign.


Birthday in a Box

You can also order a birthday in a box for your special little one. They come with everything you need to celebrate for that special day. I can’t even imagine how excited I would be to wake up on my birthday and get to open a big box of birthday fun, just for me! I have also included a link for this birthday in a box.

I hope some of these ideas will help you plan an awesome birthday for your little one. I know I am excited to try some of these ideas for my son’s upcoming birthday!

This post contains affiliate links, every click helps me earn money for my family!