I’ve had it. I’ve completely had it up to here with people making lists of things not to do or say to other people. “How Not to Be an Asshole to Pregnant Women”, “How Not to Be an Asshole to Teachers”, etc. Why is this a thing? Why do people need a breakdown of how…

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Almost 40! Some folks would have you believe that they never change. They don’t age. They will do everything they can to stop the ravages of time. I’m not one of them. The truth is that everyone is changing. Everyone. Some say they’re the same, but that’s not completely true. We’re all aging. We’re all…

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So, I’m about to be 40. Well, in about 7 months, but still. I’m looking at 40 and it’s staring me down. I’m counting the gray hairs and feeling the cold in my bones. My back hurts, my ankles hurt, and I’m not as skinny as I used to be. Honestly, I’m fairly comfortable with…

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So today I’ve spent about three hours trying to write. I’ve written a few paragraphs and then deleted them. That’s not what I wanted to say. Then I wrote a couple sentences and didn’t like those. Out they go. I’m stymied. I’m stumped. I’m apparently out of words that mean something besides what I’m currently…

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I’m struggling. I used to know my beliefs, and I was sure about them.  You know what I mean?  How you’re so sure of everything when you’re younger?  There is no gray; everything is black and white.  It’s either this way or it’s that way.  No middle ground.  I was so sure that God had…

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Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought all she wanted was to be married to the man of her dreams and have beautiful children. She never thought of much more than that. When folks asked her what she wanted to be when she grew up she replied, “a wife and mother”. Maybe…

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Today is Wishful Wednesday and that means that I’ve been sitting here thinking of wishes, listening to my heart.  What’s on my heart today is the struggle we all face as Modified Mamas.  The struggle to be the same people we were before our kids were diagnosed.  That struggle, that pulling at your very being,…

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Thankfulness.  It’s something we should all strive for.  If we think we have nothing for which to be thankful, we have a sad life, indeed.  Whenever I start to feel down about something, I try to remind myself of the things I have that are amazing.  For instance, when I feel down about my weight,…

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Dear Mother Nature: You are the one that so many of us attribute so many things to.  For instance, lots of people believe you control the weather and bring us rain when we need it, snow when we’re looking for a good time during winter, and sunshiny days when we’re down. Since the beginning of…

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Confession: I have a potty mouth.  I say bad words.  I tell dirty jokes.  I laugh at double entendres, and bad puns.  I am sometimes sarcastic, and always dry.  I think it’s funny when someone lands a good, “That’s what she said” joke.  And, I’m always up for a funny meme. Here’s the thing, though.…

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It’s Thursday, Mamas and Papas.  You know what that means: another post about the things for which I am thankful.  Today, I’d like to tell you about my friends.  I have a lot to be thankful for, but they are right at the top of a really long list.  I have Florida friends, and I…

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Usually, on Tell Us Tuesday, we ask you a question regarding your life, your kids’ lives, or your thoughts on something in particular.  Today, I’m going to Tell YOU.  I’m going to tell you about my struggle with my weight, something that is very personal and has taken me a long time to come to…

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For those of you who don’t know me well, I’ll tell you I am a planner.  I’m the sort of person who thinks things through, sees all sides of a situation and then acts on it.  (I’m also a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda gal.  I’m weird.  I should’ve been a Gemini instead of Taurus, that’s for sure.…

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Some days, I wish for lots of things.  Today, I’m finding that I only have one wish.  My wish for Wishful Wednesday is to have a peaceful life.  I went to church on Sunday, after having been away from the fellowship for a couple of years.  Truthfully, I haven’t been an active church member since…

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Over the last couple of days, I’ve been thinking about resolutions, learning from my mistakes, and trying to learn to love myself.  It’s a hard thing to do; love oneself.  Most days, I’m fueled by coffee, toast, and adrenaline.  Today, is no different, but also there is a sort of acceptance of myself thrown in.…

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