If your child seems to come out of the shower with his head only slightly wet, yet assures you that he really did wash his hair – tell him you want to smell his head. When he looks at you funny order his butt back into the shower and demand that he re-wash his hair – and this time that he use the shampoo which is conveniently located barely an arms reach from where he will be standing. Then because you’re a mom and not an idiot, suggest that after he washes his hair that he might as well re-wash his body; and that this time it would be a good idea if he used soap on that as well.
I am a mom to three awesome kids. They are my pride and joy, even when they manage to push my sanity to and often over the proverbial edge. They are my greatest achievements and I love watching them grow and come into their own selves. While I am married, ours is a blended family which is not without its challenges and stressors. It's that whole yours, mine and ours concept... A few years ago I went back to work full-time as a nurse. I love what I do, and I would like to think that after all this time I am very good at my job. Connecting with people at their most vulnerable and helping them heal, brings me a sense of purpose and gives meaning to what I do. I secretly have always had a passion for writing. When I started this blog I did so as a way to be able to express myself through my words; and hopefully inspire others through my life experiences as both a mom and a nurse. To be able to adequately convey just the right amount of my life experience, mixed with a little bit of humor, some impassioned views, some heartfelt emotion, and of course lessons learned, and in turn inspire others would be an awesome experience and privilege. Making sense out of chaos, finding silence amongst the noise, and locating solace during turmoil....its my blog that I am hoping will be my beacon and offer me light on my path.