If 2020 taught me nothing else, it taught me that I need to take better care of myself. Aside from the roller coaster of the pandemic, I had significant events happen in my personal life that added so much more...
2020 was nothing but curveballs, one right after the other. From school closures to e-learning, to adapting to working from home full-time with kids who may or may not be e-learning, not to mention the shifts in focus for...
120 days ago my 7th grade daughter told me that she’s had fairy regular thoughts about killing herself. One month ago, she took her first Prozac. The days in between were hell. And so scary. And so, so sad. She’s always been...
I'm a mom of two littles and this time of year is always crazy. My daughter's birthday falls literally two weeks before Christmas and I'm always scrambling up to Christmas Eve wrapping presents and shipping out packages to out...
The holiday season has always been my most favorite time of year. Starting with Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas and going through New Year’s Day, I love the time spent with family, the decorations and overall glee of this time...
As much as I wish I could go back in time and give my younger self some tips on what to do and what not to do, I can’t. Although, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t listen to myself anyway....
This year has been the year of unexpected twists, turns, and chaos. Every month seems to bring a new challenge to add to the long list of reasons we are all done with 2020 and ready to close this...

I Am Not OK

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I am not OK. I feel like I am completely and utterly unraveling. And it turns out that’s perfectly normal in these “unprecedented times.”  How are you? It feels rougher right now, doesn’t it? We are not alone. My kids are older, and the...
My hair started falling out by the fistful when my youngest was about eight months old. This wasn't the usual postpartum hair loss. That had already come and gone. And because it had happened two times before, I recognized...
A few days back, when we were down to our last box of Clorox wipes, my husband came home from an early morning trip to Walmart with a big box of disinfectant wipes and a victorious smile. I whooped...

My COVID-19 Story

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In the past few weeks my family celebrated many birthdays. Our insanely large family has about eight birthdays in the span of two weeks. And we celebrated those birthdays together... We were not as careful as we should have been....
Burn Boot Camp Sandhill... What are we? What do we have to offer? What makes us SO different? I’m sure that you know someone who knows someone that has either attended a Burn Boot Camp on a trial or...
A little over five weeks ago, I had surgery. Yes, I had surgery during a pandemic. I was initially scheduled earlier in the year, then Covid-19 hit and I was told that we would just “have to see” when I...
As a mother, and maybe just as a woman, there's this unprecedented overpowering need, almost an all-encompassing need, to do everything. To be everything. To fulfill our children's and spouses wants and needs. Oh, and don't you dare not...
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Weekend Events for Kids

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