Hi, my name is Taryn. I am a Jesus follower, wife and mother! I spend my days playing at home with Cheeky Monkey, taking photos, blogging, getting more local babies into cloth nappies (Baby Beehinds to be exact) and helping people detox their homes with Nature Direct. I love being a part of Central Evangelical Church with Hubby and Cheeky Monkey.

It never fails to amaze me how blessed we are to be a part of such an amazing network of friends through Central Evangelical Church! That’s not to discount our families who have supported us in amazing ways since we moved to Canberra, but the reality of life is that a 3.5 hour drive is just that bit too far to nip around for an evening of babysitting and the like!

Having loved the movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic, I thought it’d be fun to have a blog of that ilk, ‘Confessions of a Sidetracked Home Executive (SHE)’. Because it’s a bit of a mouthful for a URL, I paraphrased and here we are. SHEconfessions.com has been in the pipeline for quite a while now, slowly taking form in my imagination (often while tossing & turning, searching for that ever elusive friend – sleep). Recently I had a moment of clarity! YAY! I finally realised that I wanted SHEconfessions.com to help me focus on delight, laughter and love!

For those who know me, I do recognise that there is a degree of irony in this aim! I have suffered from depression since childhood and have not always seen life as delightful, events as laughable, or myself as loveable. There have been some very dark days over the years where I’ve felt like the abyss might actually consume me. Conversely, there have been amazing moments where I’ve had glimpses of my value as a person and truly basked in delight! Alas, I have spent much of my life focusing on the abyss – What caused it? How can I overcome it? – and not nearly enough time delighting in the joyful experiences of life! I want to learn to truly bask in the wonders of life! What a legacy that would be for our children!

With my recent moment of clarity, came a strong conviction that I need to make it my mission to change my focus, alter my habits and in so doing, change the course of my life! I’d love you to join me and help keep me accountable on this journey of delight, laughter and love!