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Hey Moms…It’s OK to Be TIRED!

Hey Moms…It’s OK to Be TIRED!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!!!! Or so the song goes.  And honestly…I’m trying.  I’m trying to relish all of the moments with my family.  And all of the parties. And all of the school commitments. And all of the shopping. And all […]

24 Hours Without My Phone!?!?

24 Hours Without My Phone!?!?

Wait…What?  An entire 24 hours without a phone? So what happened?  Did my phone break?  Did my service not work?  No, this was by choice!  When I was on my spiritual retreat last Friday, I felt like God was telling me that I need to […]

How to Find Hope and Break a Negative Cycle

How to Find Hope and Break a Negative Cycle

“Studies show that the more you try to suppress negative thoughts, the more likely you are to become depressed.” ~Kelly McGonigal, PhD. (The Willpower Instinct) I have surrounded myself with negative thoughts in the past.  Living in the wreckage of the future, as I like […]

What Are Girlfriends For?

What Are Girlfriends For?

I used to think that I didn’t need females in my life.  They were too dramatic, too back stabbing, too gossipy, etc… I now know I couldn’t live my life without them.  It’s 1:30 on a Saturday afternoon and I’m trying to figure out logistically, […]

Is it Gas or am I Pregnant?

Is it Gas or am I Pregnant?

Pregnancy, in and of itself, would be almost a miraculous conception.  See, Doug and I decided after our second was born almost 2 years ago, that we had our complete family.  So 3 months after Tyler was born, Doug went to see the doctor (the […]

The Alcoholic Family…Daddy’s Little Girl

The Alcoholic Family…Daddy’s Little Girl

Well, here we are.  This is the last installment in my series: The Alcoholic Family.  And ya’ll…this is the only one I have completely lost my s*#t over.  My dad told me he went through some tissues thinking back over things that have happened and […]

The Alcoholic Family…The Sibling Effect

The Alcoholic Family…The Sibling Effect

My little brother (by 2 years) is also one of my best friends.  He knows me inside and out (maybe a little too well) and we have almost always been two peas in a pod. As little kids, we would act out skits together for […]

The Alcoholic Family…For Better or Worse

The Alcoholic Family…For Better or Worse

For Better or Worse…That’s what is said in most wedding vows and that’s what Doug and I said in ours.  I’m not sure he knew that the worst was yet to come when he said that.  Yet, this amazing man stood by be, let me […]

The Alcoholic Family…A Mother’s Story

The Alcoholic Family…A Mother’s Story

This is my beautiful mother and me on my wedding day almost 6 years ago.  Quite a lot happened before then and quite a bit has happened since. She is my rock.  She’s always been my biggest cheerleader. She is someone I look up to […]

The Alcoholic Family…My Story

The Alcoholic Family…My Story

It’s no secret I’m pretty vocal about my sobriety. Because of this, I have had many people reach out to me about themselves, their spouse or sibling and how alcohol, drugs, and other issues have affected or is affecting their lives.  So the other day […]