Getting to Know You, Parenting, Uncategorized

Because I can

Tonight, like every night, I walk my path. Tired. My bed is so much closer, but I have to... Because I can. Someday, I won't be able to. Tonight, I can. He was curled up, hard to find his face, but I did. Then, to her room. I'd already been in here once. We'd already… Continue reading Because I can

anxiety, asthma, candida, constipation, coping skills, eczema, exercise, food allergies, Getting to Know You, health & wellness, leaky gut, Mental Health, Nutrition, obesity, stomach pain, stress, weight loss, yeast allergy

How the hell did that happen? 50 pounds later…

Growing up as an athlete, weight was not a problem... until my teen years. I stayed fit multiple ways; there was soccer, gymnastics, swimming, roller skating and ice skating, field hockey, tennis, weight training and the list goes on. As an adult, I controlled my weight by eating healthy, walking, weight training, waitressing, bartending, nursing,… Continue reading How the hell did that happen? 50 pounds later…

family, Getting to Know You, Parenting

Mom “Firsts”

Who cries when they drop their kid off for SATs?? Who does that?? (Yes, I'm raising my hand.) In my own (emotional) defense, he is taking them early, so, it's not like I dropped a high school junior off, he just finished 7th grade yesterday. (Well, it was yesterday when I started this post, summer… Continue reading Mom “Firsts”

Family time, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting

SnOw DaYs

Walking through my living room this morning picking up nerf bullets, I thought to myself, "Someday, I'm not going to have to pick these up." WAIT(!!!) just a minute.... Ummm... someday... I'm not going to have to pick up nerf bullets... or any kids toys, for that matter... At that moment, I decided how grateful… Continue reading SnOw DaYs

anxiety, death, Getting to Know You, Mental Health

DEATH

Death.... it changes everything... Your perspective. Your actions. Your emotions. Your daily thoughts. Your goodbyes. EVERYTHING. High school was when I experienced the death of a friend for the first time. It changes you. Kevin had leukemia. All he wanted to do was graduate from HS, he made it to April. I WAS SO MAD!… Continue reading DEATH

Getting to Know You, Parenting

Happy Birthday, My Boy!

I'm celebrating Joshua's birthday today, but also my birthday as a Mom! My Boy has changed my world in so many wonderful and amazing ways! He has taught me that there are rules to parenting that don't fit every kid, especially this one! With kids, just when you think you know what you're doing, they forget… Continue reading Happy Birthday, My Boy!

Family time, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children, Small Doses

Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

Time spent together is one of the most valuable lessons you can teach your children! Children want nothing more than to be with their family and to be accepted! Family time increases self esteem, and makes for happy kids! No Doubt about it!! Here's hoping that this Thanksgiving is a good one for you and… Continue reading Small Dose #15 – Family Time is PRICELESS!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

coping skills, Family time, Getting to Know You, gift idea, self esteem in children, Uncategorized

One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

I have to tell you about the latest additions to our family! We brought home 2 little kittens today!! Drew and Josh are so excited! They chased the babies around the house for the first hour; until they realized that it would work better to sit and let the babies come to them. Initially, we… Continue reading One way to make ’em smile… Pets!

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Getting to Know You, Parenting

Parenting = Biggest Rewards + Most Frustrating Job You Will EVER Have!!

Have you ever had one of those days that you just don't know what to do as a parent? I'm living it right now! I thought I would share, because writing about difficult times is therapeutic, and I thought you all would like to know none of us have all the answers! I thought nursing school was… Continue reading Parenting = Biggest Rewards + Most Frustrating Job You Will EVER Have!!

coping skills, Getting to Know You, Mental Health, Parenting, self esteem in children

Leave the schedule behind & Enjoy Family Time!

Over the Easter holiday, my family spent a long weekend with cousins in Charleston, SC. We had such a great time, and the kids just love spending time with their cousins. Today's families have so much on their schedules; work, school (parents and kids), homework, sports, music lessons, church, choir practice, birthday parties, appointments, etc., etc.... Sometimes… Continue reading Leave the schedule behind & Enjoy Family Time!