At first, I was not really sure where to begin. I have started this blog at least 30 times in the course of a year. What do I talk about? Is this blog something that people will want to read? You know what? Yes! Even if my posts only reach a few, I will have… Continue reading Why?
A few nights ago, I stayed up watching Avengers: Infinity War with my two oldest boys who are 11 and 12 years old. They switched between watching the movie intently to making animated comments about different scenes. My oldest filled me in on the different characters and their origins. He is VERY MUCH into superheroes,… Continue reading How to Maintain Your Sanity While Raising “Tween” Boys
Yesterday, I found myself wallowing in self-pity and feeling very undesirable. I am at the heaviest weight I have ever been and this chronic illness leaves me with little to no energy most of the day, so my hair is blah, my wardrobe daily consists of a shirt and jeans, and I don't even think… Continue reading You’re Beautiful
As a parent, my biggest fear is leaving my kids without a mother. Up until last year, I had not had any significant health issues. The fear was always in the back of mind, especially as our family continued to grow. Seemingly, out of nowhere, my health prevented me from being able to work, drive,… Continue reading Parenting with a Chronic Illness
My husband and I were having devotion with our kids the other night and we discussed the topic love. In an ideal world, there would be no fighting or bickering back and forth between my kids. No one would walk past their awake and able-bodied father in the living room to come and bust through… Continue reading Love Like He Loves
Dear Chloe, When I found out that I was pregnant with you, I immediately prayed that you were a girl. I had two amazing little boys and was hoping for a little girl to add to our growing family. Fast forward to the anatomy ultrasound a few months later...the ultrasound technician rolled the wand around… Continue reading Dear Chloe
To my moms with 3 or more children and those who desire a large family, this letter of love is for you... Dear Mama, Believe it or not, when I was growing up and before I met my husband, I only wanted one child. When my husband and I started talking about marriage and family,… Continue reading Living “Large”
You will find as you get to know me that I LOVE FOOD! I enjoy cooking and eating out. For a while, I could not stand long enough to even butter bread. My chronic illness was at its worst and my husband did all of the cooking. Now that I am able to function better,… Continue reading Food, Glorious Food
A few days ago, my 11 year old expressed that he was happy his dad and I met and got married. He then wanted to know how we met. This is my inquisitive child. He asks me deep questions at least twice a day. I love that he wants to know about my life before I… Continue reading My Happily Ever After
Did you know that October is Dysautonomia Awareness Month? Well, I had no idea what dysautonomia even was until June 6, 2017. On this day, my life transformed and a new meaning of the word "fight" was conceived. To understand why this month holds importance, let me first tell you my story... Back in 2013,… Continue reading Did You Know?
I saw a funny meme online yesterday that said, "I'm currently helping my child look for their chocolates that I ate last night." I laughed because I thought about the times that I have eaten a "treat" in the middle of the night specifically bought for one of my children. He or she tucks it… Continue reading Chocolate and Me Time