I’m sitting upstairs right now and both toddlers are downstairs with my husband and nasty colds. You know what that means? The F’n man flu season is coming. It might not even be the flu, it could just be a cold, but he’ll treat it like the plague because it happens every year like clockwork.
My daughter, Carson, was 10 in the spring of 2016 and had been having abdominal issues. She woke up screaming in pain one night. We found her in the bathroom curled up in the fetal position. I raced through town to the ER. Mario Andretti has nothing on a mama with her sick baby. The
It’s hard to achieve success in life. Most often it takes a lot of work, some degree of talent and sure, a bit of luck. The thing is, not everyone is willing to put in the time and effort required to achieve real and lasting success. Not everyone is willing to put aside the fun
It was long ago. We’ve all been there so I’m not shy to tell it. Plus I want to bring the amazing side of Down Syndrome Awareness to everyone reading. I was at the end of my rope. I had just received a phone call that made everything in life even worse. I felt my world was collapsing around
Finn is three years old and was diagnosed with severe heart disease when I was 19 weeks pregnant with him. He spent the majority of the first year of his life in the hospital after birth enduring 10 surgeries including one open heart surgery. He was home for about 11 months and then went into
Earlier this week we went to get Zeke’s senior yearbook pictures. On the way, I noticed his hands. Working hands. Hands that look familiarly like my dad’s work-stained hands and like Brandon’s in the early years of our marriage. I told him not to worry about it because they were doing head-shots. I was wrong.
A family is shattered when they lost a beloved member of their tight circle, but the letter she wrote reflecting on the short life she had lived has been inspiring thousands across the globe. Holly Butcher lost her battle with Ewing’s sarcoma, this rare form cancer affects mostly young people. Before she passed away, Holly
Today I was running low on pencils so I asked all of my kids to pull out any of my pencils that they had in their desks. I had one student ask me if he could keep his pencils that his mom gave him for school. Of course, I said yes. He then said, “well,
Read this, and let it really sink in… Then, choose how you start your day tomorrow… Jerry is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, “If I were
Hey, Ok- I know today didn’t turn out like you expected. Ugh. This sucks. I’m trying to remember what even happened on that day before THE appointment… I have no idea if the kids were being good that morning or if you were running around like crazy trying to get out the door on time.
Narcissism. That word gets thrown around a good deal these days. So what is a true narcissist and what happens if you love someone who has these traits? What are the traits of narcissism? He displays a terribly inflated ego or sense of importance and seems to believe the world should revolve around him; he can
Today I learned that I am raising the kind of kid who sees a waitress at a restaurant drop the stack of plates and cutlery she’s carrying, and leaps out of his seat to help her pick them up. I don’t care that he gets good grades. I don’t care whether or not he is