When you give a girl a Daddy…

When you give a girl a Daddy you're giving her a gift. You're giving her love. You're giving her confidence. You're giving her self esteem. You're giving her self worth. You're giving her something money can't buy. You're giving her something mommy's just can't replace. When you give a girl a Daddy you're giving her … Continue reading When you give a girl a Daddy…

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Dear teenage me…

If I could write a letter to my teenage self I'd have a lot to say. I'd tell myself to tell my Mom and Dad that I love them and that they're doing a good job more often. I'd tell myself to do better in school. I'd tell myself NOT to drink shots of vodka … Continue reading Dear teenage me…

I’ll get you before you get me.

I've got a tender heart. I always have. If I know someone I love is sad, it hurts me. If someone I know is going through a hard time, I feel like I'm going through it with them. I've spent hours giving advice and talking people through difficult times in their lives. It's much easier … Continue reading I’ll get you before you get me.

The Worst Best Day…

On October 5th, 20014 at 1 p.m. I was in the most excruciating physical pain you could imagine. I was in an operating room, wide awake with my husband beside me. He was squeezing my hand. I remember trying to focus on that instead of all the burning, stinging and pulling. "You'll feel some pressure … Continue reading The Worst Best Day…

My “wild child”

When your kids are small, you have most of the control because they don't know any better. They don't know that they can simply make the choice to stop listening. As my two older kids have gotten older I've noticed that they are so different. Opposites really. My 12 year old daughter seems to be … Continue reading My “wild child”

18 worst pictures on Facebook…

Because I'm a wonderful mother I decided to take a picture of my poor son in agony after having surgery on his neck. Then I posted it. This is clearly attention seeking behavior. I made sure to get the medical equipment in the background...And look at my face. WHY?! This picture was taken by my … Continue reading 18 worst pictures on Facebook…

Doing Time…

I've had three live births, all three were preemies. They were all born at very different gestations with very different needs. Having a sick child isn't easy. Seeing your newborn baby struggling to breath is one of the hardest things in the world. We all have these visions of what having a child might be … Continue reading Doing Time…