8 Things That Got Us to 12 Years of Marriage

Compromise– if there is ONE thing I learned, its that compromise is the number one thing that I attribute to staying married 12 years. There is just no way to live a healthy marriage that is lopsided, and all-about one partner.  It’s a give and take, you Cheer-leading– I love encouraging my hubby to do…

There are Two Kinds of People in this World

When my husband was in EMT school, he met a doctor that taught him something he would never forget.  He told him there are two types of people in the world: those that call for help, and those that are called to help. While he was referring to paramedics when he dropped those pearls of…

That Mom Guilt

Almost every morning my kids either wind up in my bed, or quite frankly they started there in the first place.  This didn’t start until they were 3-ish.  I’m a big believer in independent sleepers, but I have to admit, bedtime snuggles are the best! I try very hard to be super quiet in the…

How to Stock up on Dress-Up Clothes-CHEAP!

  Halloween is coming!  I want to share a tip that I learned when Caelyn was a baby, that we look forward to EVERY year! Girls of all ages love to play dress up.  I know my kid is not unique in this.  But if you have ever gone to Target and priced the little…

10 Things NOT to Say to an ER Nurse

“My pain is a 10/10″………when your scrolling FB “I’m allergic to Tylenol, Motrin, Toradol, and aspirin” “I have abdominal pain”…..when you present to the ER with a whopper in one hand and a giant vat of Mountain Dew in the other. Here’s a tip-eat an apple. “I have abdominal pain”……when you really just want a…

I learned a few things this morning

I learned several things this morning. I set my alarm for 5 AM, and finally got up at 5:20 to go for a walk outside. I told myself that I need to start moving more and doing something to help myself and start to feel better.  Since starting my position as a director, I have…

Someone is Dying to be YOU!

I want you to realize something: no matter your situation, no matter how much money, success, or love you have, there is someone out there right now envious of your life. It’s human instinct to compare your life to those around you.  Think about it, as a first time mom, how often were you checking…

Hurt People, Hurt People

  Do you allow yourself to be affected by the actions and words of others? No one is made of steel, but the greater majority of the negative and bad things people say to you, have nothing to do with you. When people lash out on you, and particularly when it’s the worst kind assault,…

Ditch the Emotional Vampires

How many emotional vampires do you have in your life? I am talking about those people in your life that require a lot of you.  No matter the time or situation, when they need, you must give.  They rent space in your mind, and demand your time and energy.  The suck the life right out…

….Declan’s Surgery got Canceled

So today, the day we have been anxiously awaiting but grateful to get over with. Today is Declan’s eye surgery day. I have emotionally prepared myself, my husband and I took the day off from work, we arranged for my mother to watch Caelyn, and he hasn’t had any food since midnight. We were ready…

Being a Nurse Mommy

About six months ago my husband and I started noticing that one of Declan’s eyes crosses a bit when he gets tired, or when he focuses. We thought it was attributed to too much time on the iPad, so naturally we reduced that (mom win!). However one day his left eye got stuck in the…

#DivideAndConquer

It’s Monday, the kind of Monday that you read about in memes. It just ran me ragged from the moment my alarm clock went off, when I found myself crammed in between both kids that invaded our space at some point in the night. As I peeled myself off of my son and daughter, I…