Month: February 2017

chronic illness

Grief, Gratitude and Grace: On Chronic Illness

Less than 24 hours before I’m in the operating room. After 7 years of ups and downs with Ulcerative Colitis my story is finally coming to an end.  I had hoped after the last surgery that my ileostomy would be reversed and I would be able to be “normal” again, but unfortunately my body had …

FIERCE Women, Inspirational

IN SEARCH OF FIERCE WOMEN Who Have Overcome Adversity and Risen Above. *SUBMIT YOUR STORY HERE*

Writing my story has been more than therapeutic.  I can’t emphasize the joy I get when one of my stories has reached someone, resonated with them, and inspired them.  The feedback has been tremendously positive. I started this blog knowing 2 things: I wanted to write, and I wanted to make a difference.  I wasn’t …

Anxiety & Depression, Parenting

Lazy, Sick, Depressed, or Unmotivated Mom Guide: 7 Minimal Effort Kid Activities with Big Rewards

Listen, I have a confession to make.  I am sometimes a lazy mom. 
Introverted personality combined with anxiety and depression and chronic illness have made me more than exhausted or wore down at times.  Even at my healthiest I have days where I am just NOT feeling it. 

Anxiety & Depression, chronic illness, Divorce, Inspirational, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: I Am Not a Feather

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning and I slept 10 hours last night.  I feel human again!  Just a little update on the blog – I’ve added a subscriber link and would love for my fans to sign up.  You get first dibs on any post and I’ll be sending out weekly inspirational tips.  🙂 Now, …

Blogger Awards

Mystery Blogger Award

  “The ‘Mystery Blogger Award‘ is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging and they do it with …

Anxiety & Depression, Parenting

Dear Anxiety: You Will Not Take My Daughter Hostage

Dear Anxiety, You are a sneaky little bastard, aren’t you?  For as long as I can remember you have made your way into my life and riddled me in fear. Sometimes your presence is subtle and other times your presence engulfs me and swallows me whole. You love to remind me who is in control.  …

Parenting

How I Became a More Humble Mother in One Summer

“I’m better at _______.”  “”You’re not as good as me at ________.” Both statements that I cringe to when I hear them come out of my daughters mouth.  Don’t get me wrong, she is incredibly thoughtful, caring, gentle and sweet – but sometimes, like any 9 year old, she can be brutally honest/downright nasty, or …

Divorce, Parenting

One Flawsome Momma: Single Parent Martyrs. Stop.

I was having a lovely conversation with an acquaintance when I happened to mention my blog.  She asked me what it was about and I replied, “Divorce and Being a Single Mom.” Then she made a statement.  One that left me at a loss for words. “But you’re not a single mom, he’s involved and …

dating, Divorce

One Flawsome Momma: 11 Post Separation Dating Tips

Six weeks after my separation I created a dating profile on Plenty of Fish.  I mean, damn, if he could do it while we were married then I could do it after the split, right?  I went on my first date and we immediately hit it off.  This man was handsome, charming, and funny.  We very …