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What Motherhood Has Taught Me….

A mom shares lessons learned as she juggles her family and career….

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Jen

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.

Update: My Weight Loss Journey…

In my last post I discussed having "found" intermittent fasting and how something was finally working for me.  To date I have lost around 17+ lbs.  I say "around" because I am currently bouncing between 131.5 and 133.5 on the... Continue Reading →

Reclaiming my self…my weight loss journey to feeling like me again

Awhile back I discussed my frustration at feeling like I was a stranger in my own skin.  After the birth of my daughter (now almost 6 years ago) I looked forward to reclaiming my body.  I had gained a bit... Continue Reading →

The Scheduling Explosion…

So baseball season has begun for my boys which means 2 different teams, 2 different practice schedules, and two different game schedules.  Factor this on top my daughter's gymnastics schedule, my work schedule, some additional work responsibilities I just took... Continue Reading →

Trying to pare it down in 2019

In a world of surplus and excessiveness I am trying to take on a more simplistic approach when it comes to running my household.  That is, I am trying to buy only what I need when I need it.  I... Continue Reading →

Getting Nostalgic…

Lately I have been having these little moments of nostalgia.... you know the ones where a song will come on the radio or something flashes on the TV and you are suddenly transported back to another time and place of... Continue Reading →

Bending to the Breaking Point…

Lately I have been stretched to the max and pulled in so many different directions I am spinning.  Between issues with my kids, personal stressors, work-life IMbalance, and unexpected life turns I am tapped out, anxiety ridden, irritable, and just... Continue Reading →

Things I Continue to Learn as a Mom…

Breakfast time is a joke... When you don't make your children breakfast they will whine and complain about how hungry they are, how they hate cereal, and how they are still hungry even after eating two full bowls (of the cereal... Continue Reading →

Points to Ponder…

I do a lot of wondering, both as a mother, a woman, and a human being.  Often I wonder if what I am thinking is being thought by others.  Like the following... Why do people insist on taking selfies in... Continue Reading →

Doing for Me…

As a mom it's so important to make time for yourself.  This can be a near to impossible feat for so many obvious reasons, BUT it is vital to your survival, your identity, and your sanity. I vowed that 2019... Continue Reading →

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