Living

What Do I Do Now?

Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought all she wanted was to be married to the man of her dreams and have beautiful children. She never thought of much more than that. When folks asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she replied, “a wife and mother”. Maybe…

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From One Child to Another

I’ve heard my friends talk a lot about how different it is to go from having only one child to having two or more.  While that’s very true, it’s even more true when your first child has special needs.  To add another child into the mix can be terrifying, exhilarating, and overwhelming.  It also adds…

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An Open Letter to Mother Nature

Dear Mother Nature: You are the one that so many of us attribute so many things to.  For instance, lots of people believe you control the weather and bring us rain when we need it, snow when we’re looking for a good time during winter, and sunshiny days when we’re down. Since the beginning of…

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My friends know too much.

It’s Thursday, Mamas and Papas.  You know what that means: another post about the things for which I am thankful.  Today, I’d like to tell you about my friends.  I have a lot to be thankful for, but they are right at the top of a really long list.  I have Florida friends, and I…

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Muffin Top and Me

Usually, on Tell Us Tuesday, we ask you a question regarding your life, your kids’ lives, or your thoughts on something in particular.  Today, I’m going to Tell YOU.  I’m going to tell you about my struggle with my weight, something that is very personal and has taken me a long time to come to…

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Goals Keep Me Sane

For those of you who don’t know me well, I’ll tell you I am a planner.  I’m the sort of person who thinks things through, sees all sides of a situation and then acts on it.  (I’m also a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal.  I’m weird.  I should’ve been a Gemini instead of Taurus, that’s for sure.…

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Wishing for Peace

Some days, I wish for lots of things.  Today, I’m finding that I only have one wish.  My wish for Wishful Wednesday is to have a peaceful life.  I went to church on Sunday, after having been away from the fellowship for a couple of years.  Truthfully, I haven’t been an active church member since…

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Thankful for Positive.

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about resolutions, learning from my mistakes, and trying to learn to love myself.  It’s a hard thing to do; love oneself.  Most days, I’m fueled by coffee, toast, and adrenaline.  Today, is no different, but also there is a sort of acceptance of myself thrown in.…

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Mrs. Responsible

There are times, like today, when I’d love to be irresponsible.  I’d love to be the one who doesn’t remember what time the kids have to be at school or therapy.  Or the one who never remembers where I put my cell phone, keys, wallet, belt, and shoes.  But I’m not.  I’m a Mama.  Mamas…

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My 30 days of thankfulness

Every year, I do a 30 days of Thanksgiving on my facebook status.  Now, some of you have read them since we are personal friends; but I’m guessing most of you haven’t.  I’m going to share my favorites with you below.  Some are silly, some are serious.  But they are ALL heart-felt.  I love to…

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Lazy People, iPhones, and Jesus

Have you ever heard someone say about people receiving government assistance, “People should get out and get a job.  Why do I have to work and others can sit at home on their butts reaping the rewards of my hard work?”  If you haven’t heard that, count your lucky stars.  I actually have heard some…

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Grandma=Love

On this Thankful Thursday, I’m thinking about my grandma.  See, my grandma was admitted to the hospital Tuesday for some pretty serious issues that came up at the nursing home where she’s been living for almost two years now.  Grandma is one of those women who always did for others, hardly ever taking time for…

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Valium, MRIs, and Wife of the Year

Here’s the funny thing about life: It can knock you down and lift you up in a heartbeat.  This week, I had a little situation with an MRI.  I had to go have a breast MRI on both breasts and I was a little freaked out.  My mom died of breast cancer at the age…

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I’m drifting.

I’ve been stewing.  Sitting here wondering how to get more readers when what I should be focusing on is venting through my writing.  And enjoying the process of writing.  I don’t know if anyone is reading this, other than my writing partner, Nicole.  At this point, I really just want to talk about my life…

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An Ode to My Husband

I’ve been thinking about this post for the last few days.  My husband and I just celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary and I wanted to commemorate the occasion by writing a little something about him.  I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that the old adage is true: Happiness really is being married to…

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