So who takes care of mom when mom is sick? Ahhh the million dollar question. Especially if you are thinking, “Wait – mom can get actually sick and be sick at the same time?” As moms let’s face it, we might get sick but rarely, if ever, are we actually allotted the luxury of being sick. Dads, and no offense, this is a lost concept on you because the slightest sniffle and you are holed up in bed as if you are dying a horrible death that has under the current circumstances rendered you incapacitated. For moms it is very different. There is no “resting” and there certainly are no “sick days” when you’re a mom because let’s face it, shit still needs to get done. There are kids to feed, to bathe, to run to after-school activities, and to do homework with; and then there are the million other adult responsibilities (i.e the cooking, the cleaning, the laundry, etc) that are demanding your attention simultaneously in the delicate balancing act you call mother-adulthood. So when we moms are afflicted with some ailment, we don’t put our pajamas back on, climb into bed, and call it a day; but rather we frantically rummage through the medicine cabinet taking as much of whatever it is we can find, in the acceptable combinations, at the allowed dosages to soothe our symptoms. Our noses might be red, our eyes watery, and our heads heavy but it’s still game on…..
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.