My Stories

Don’t Worry About the Time.

I spent my early 20’s investing entirely too much time in bad, unhealthy or, simply, just not right relationships and there was one thing that usually kept me around for much longer than a sane person should stay- the time…

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Low Fuel Warning.

“Low fuel warning,” my car told me. “You and me both,” I thought, “you and me both.” It had been one of those days, or weeks really, with all 3 kids being sick, multiple trips to the doctor’s office and…

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My Brother is Going to Die.

My brother is going to die. That is the reality. And, although, he doesn’t have Cancer or ALS or, even, a prognosis that includes a “months-to-live” estimate, he is going to die. And this, we know, for sure. But, the…

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Don’t Call Me Crazy.

Don’t call me crazy. Don’t imply that I need help because I am passionate about __________ . Don’t mock my response to a situation that I feel strongly about. Don’t tell me that I’m crazy. Don’t dismiss my fears by…

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When the Damage is Undone.

Watch the Vlog version here: Most people look back on their early 20’s with nostalgia. They refer to those days as “the good days.” They reminiscence about them. But, not me. I look back with my eyes squinting and face…

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A Mother’s Love is Simple

Sometimes, as moms, we set such high standards for ourselves. We are comparing ourselves to other moms, setting expectations and guilting ourselves when we don’t meet them, but the truth is that, as moms, we are typically killing it- especially…

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Just Say It | Our Journey with CHD.

*This post contains medically graphic images* Photo Credit: Misty Carter Photography   “There’s something wrong with your baby’s heart.” “Just say it,” I thought. “Just tell me that there is something wrong so that I can mentally prepare myself for…

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