chronic illness, ileostomy, inflammatory bowel disease, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Grief, Gratitude and Grace: On Chronic Illness

Parenting, Uncategorized

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. 

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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,… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: I Am Not a Feather

humility, moms, Parenting, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading How I Became a More Humble Mother in One Summer

dating, Divorce, Flawsome, separation, Single Moms, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading One Flawsome Momma: 11 Post Separation Dating Tips