#MomChronicles: I Still Struggle w/Parenting a Special Needs Child

On this blog I have recorded hundreds of thoughts about every topic you can think of. That’s why when my son was diagnosed with ADHD & Tourette’s Syndrome I couldn’t think of a better place to share my thoughts. If you’d like to catch up on those articles you can click here, hereĀ and here. If…

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Her Story: I Chose Not To Be a Mother

Motherhood. When you hear this word, many things may come to mind. Love, adoration, strength, struggle, devotion, sacrifice just to name a few. Motherhood is revered as one of the most self sacrificing acts a woman could engage in. It’s celebrated to the point it has it’s own holiday. Sounds delightful right? But what about…

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#MomChronicles: A Special Conversation

Not to long ago I posted an article about what life has been like with my son who has a diagnosis of ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome. After that article, a discussion with my son was had and he decided he wanted in on the conversation because he felt it was important to have his voice…

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Surviving Motherhood: 5 Tips

Surviving Motherhood I remember the first time I became a mother like it happened yesterday! But in all reality it was literally almost 16 years ago. Now that I’m kiddo number 3, I recognize that motherhood is beautiful but it’s also a war zone. I kid you not, and if you have a teenager you…

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Mom Chronicles: Navigating Tourette’s Syndrome

A few years ago when my son (who was then 7) was first diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome; I wasn’t quite sure what we were preparing to get into. Yes, I did all of the research, read as much information as I could, and tried to get a firm understanding of what my son was experiencing.…

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Dear Mamas – 5 Essential Things to Remember About Parenting

Parenting. I remember hearing that word as a child and it’s meaning was so simple because the destination was seemingly far away. But as my journey would have it, it was actually much closer. It was a relatively warm spring day in May of 2003 when my first born came roaring into this world via…

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33 Lessons in 33 Years

As I reflect on my 33rd year on this planet, I realize I’ve experienced a lot in a relative short amount of time. Below are 33 lessons I’ve personally learned in 33 years! 1. Mistakes will be made but they’re not to be dwelled upon. 2. Growth is a painful but productive necessity. 3. All…

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I Can’t Have Anymore Children- My Decision for Tubal Ligation

I became a mom at a very young age. I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant, and I proceeded to give birth a few months after my 18th birthday. My labor and delivery was pretty traumatic; resulting in an emergency c-section that left me internally scarred and on the road to a…

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15 Essential Things to Tell Your Daughters (Even if You Think They Aren’t Listening)

As most of you brilliant ladies and (some gents) know; I am a mom. It’s no secret, I don’t try to hide it and really it is incorporated into every aspect of my life because “mom” is so apart of my identity. Is there an award for this? Now that I’ve broken an appendage patting…

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Third Times the Charm: Why I’m Mommying Better This Time Around

3 years ago I had 2 children and was pregnant with my third; abruptly my pregnancy came to an end and was devastating for my many reasons. With time, I resumed my normal life and came to the conclusion that I was just fine raising my daughter and my son. Fast forward to 14 months…

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