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Karen Roybal
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Mom of 4 boys - undefined by my physical appearance, my status in life, my failures and my success. Only identifying as my authentic genuine self, living each day, making them all matter.
Mom of 4 boys - undefined by my physical appearance, my status in life, my failures and my success. Only identifying as my authentic genuine self, living each day, making them all matter.

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What 30 days of eating clean REALLY looks like.......
So about 35 days ago I decided to challenge myself to eat "clean" for 30 days. Actually I have wanted to for a long time but between the chaos of being a new homeschool mom, still nursing a baby and the multiple upcoming birthdays for my kids I had just put...
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Surviving and Thriving
I am a survivor of domestic violence. There I said it. Here I am, a survivor, on the other side. A place some never get to. This last week in Oregon I came face to face with the man who hurt me and put my son in the presence of death. The man I once called ...
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Off the grid
One of my favorite things to do in life is to go camping. I have done it since I was a girl. Although versions of camping change over the years, it is still so amazing to be in the primitive outdoors and enjoy nature in its own element. When I was a girl my...
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Who's teaching who?
So I am now in the world of homeschooling and I have one full month under my belt, and the question becomes glaringly clear daily......am I teaching them? Or are they teaching me? Its true I want to be the primary educator for my children, I want to teach t...
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That one time I almost gave up on running
I am a runner I used to be a good runner, a dedicated runner, a motivated runner. I used to run miles and miles every week. I ran with friends, I ran with strangers, I ran on my lunch break, I ran at 3:45 in the morning,  I ran in the snow or rain,  I even ...
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Perpective
3 years ago I quit my job to stay home with my children after 20 years of working outside the home my career drastically changed taking care of tiny humans is not the toughest job but it is tough some days more than others but on those tough days I remember...
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How and why I chose to finally forgive my Mom
my mom was awful my mom was abusive my mom was a little crazy my mom divorced my dad after 19 years my mom disappeared from my life for 10 years my mom told me she wished she never had us my mom alienated her children i never really had a mom this is the mo...
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I was a broke single mom when I met him........
I was a broke single mom when I met him........I had very little to offer. I was damaged goods, healing from the brokenness of an abusive marriage. I had no money, a toddler, two jobs and way too much emotional baggage. I objected to the idea of a relations...
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Perpective
3 years ago I quit my job to stay home with my children after 20 years of working outside the home my career drastically changed taking care of tiny humans is not the toughest job but it is tough some days more than others but on those tough days I remember...
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How and why I chose to forgive my Mom this Mother's Day
my mom was awful my mom was abusive my mom was a little crazy my mom divorced my dad after 19 years my mom disappeared from my life for 10 years my mom told me she wished she never had us my mom alienated her children i never really had a mom this is the mo...
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