From one mother to another…

Raising three teenage girls is tough. Add in learning disabilities,
suicide & depression and it’s a miracle I’m not an alcoholic.

Raise your hand if you understand…

Dear Strong Mom…you are not alone

Dear Strong Mom; I see you. I see you in those moments before you breathe in deep, square your shoulders and paste a smile on your face. I see you as you hide your shaky hands and nod, as if taking in the info dump you will barely remember as you walk away from the...

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When every I Love You Matters

I love you. Three simple words we all long to hear. Three simple words that we take for granted and say without thought. As parents, we tell our children we love them all the time, so much so that its possible they don't always hear the words. Does that mean we stop?...

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Living a nightmare for 3 years

For the past three years, I can say with confidence I've lived through hell. Have I survived? That remains to be seen. Most days, I would say yes. Some days, the answer is no. Today, it's a no. For the past three years, my family has walked through the minefield of...

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This Mom Gig is Hard

Ok. I'm about to be very real with you all. My first baby, the one who broke me (haha), who challenges me every day of her life (in a good way), who amazes me on a continual basis... She's 19 today! I'd like to repeat that. She is 19 years old today! This mom gig is...

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Stop Judging What Your Child Is Reading

Hey Moms. Listen up. If your child is reading - leave them alone. Seriously. If you know of a child who is reading...leave them alone. Leave that mom alone. Keep your opinions to yourself. Stop the judging. Please. Do you remember when you first realized how awesome...

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Open Letter to Mom’s Who Fail

Dear fellow moms who think they've failed their child. I see you. I see you barely holding back the tears as you listen to your child express their disappointment in you, yet again. I see you trying to smile when all your friends talk about how amazing their...

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What’s Your Word?

I was recently asked to choose a word to live by for the year. In the past, I've always chosen words like passion, truth, love, dream - all words that were strong and powerful and true. These were words I would write on my board close to my desk and look at each day,...

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It’s okay to not be okay

This hasn't been the easiest of posts for me to write. I'm pretty sure I've deleted more words than I've written and I'm still not sure if what I'm trying to actually say makes any lick of sense either but if you've been in my shoes, hopefully you'll understand. As a...

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Mom Guilt and Learning Experiences

I used to hear about the dreaded "mom guilt" when it came to kids but I never fully understood what they meant. I mean, sure, I carried the heavy weight of always wondering if I was being the best mom I could be to my toddlers, if I was feeding them the right foods,...

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My #FathersDayFail aka I give up

It's Father's Day today and it's the first time in 16 years that I haven't done anything for my husband to make it a special day (other than I got some steaks for a bbq but I'm not cooking them and I had to run to the store anyways). It's the first time in 16 yrs that...

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