chronic illness, ileostomy, inflammatory bowel disease, Uncategorized

Grief, Gratitude and Grace: 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: Chronic Illness

Anxiety, children, moms, Single Moms, Uncategorized

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. … Continue reading Dear Anxiety: You Will Not Take My Daughter Hostage

Parenting, Uncategorized

Tired Moms: Easy Activities for the Youngin’s

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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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 I Am Not a Feather

humility, moms, Parenting, Uncategorized

When Teaching Humility To Your Child Humbles You

"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 When Teaching Humility To Your Child Humbles You

children, Divorce, Parenting, Single Moms, Uncategorized

Single Mom’s Verses Single Mom’s: Apparently Controversial

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… Continue reading Single Mom’s Verses Single Mom’s: Apparently Controversial

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

11 Dating Tips: Breakup, Separation or Divorce

I've created a list of dating tips following any breakup, separation or divorce.  Stuff I learned the hard way.  You probably won't listen if you're a stubborn ass hot mess like I was, but I'll list it anyway. 11 Dating Tips Following Separation: Go On The Date: I heard somewhere that you should wait 2… Continue reading 11 Dating Tips: Breakup, Separation or Divorce