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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C-Sections: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

When I got pregnant with my first child I was 17 going on 18. The discussion about birth revolved around labor and delivery; there was never any discussion about c-sections. Fast forward to a pretty traumatic labor and finally being told in the midst of pitocin induced contractions: “we have to do an emergency c-section.”…

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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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#MomChronicles: Life with Special Needs

I remember a time I used to hear the phrase “special needs” and immediately associated it with people who had severe disabilities. It wasn’t until my own son was classified as a child who has special needs that my entire perception changed. A Little Background If you are a regular reader here on my blog…

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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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#TeenMom – How it Shaped My Life

When you’re a child, the last thing you’re envisioning about being a teenager is being a mom- at least it was for me. I was raised according to Bible standards, so a major part of my background was being taught no sex before marriage. But if you’ve ever read my blog, then you know that…

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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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What I’ve Learned: 2017 In Review

I haven’t done a year in review since the close of 2014. A LOT has changed since then and it’s the only reason I’m going to write one for this year. So where do I begin? Well, I started my year off with a bang when I discovered that I had a goiter growing and…

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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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