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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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jenniferpeck23

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.

Feeling safe in your home after something happens…

The other day we had the scare of our lives - the beginning of an electrical fire in our breaker box.  While it never got to the point of flames and smoke; it did involve burning plastic, a horrific smell,... Continue Reading →

Mommy-Wife Hearing…

If you're a wife or a mom you know exactly what type of special hearing this is.  It's that innate ability to hear something, anything, anything at all - three rooms away through a closed door that was whispered by... Continue Reading →

Bullying 5.0

I have written about this topic on many occasions.  It is one that I am passionate about because my own child was a victim of such cruelty.  While his situation thankfully seems to have improved, for many children, their situations... Continue Reading →

A letter to my beloved lab… it’s time to say goodbye…

Dear Major, I knew that eventually day this day would come; the day I would be faced with making the most difficult decision of my life.  I struggled with it for quite some time even before it became apparent that... Continue Reading →

When you become part of the magic…

Last year when my son was 12 we had to break the truth to him regarding Santa Claus.  My husband, his stepfather, couldn't believe that he actually still believed but knowing my son and the gentle soul that he is,... Continue Reading →

For the working mom…and dad….

If only I had the opportunity to be a stay at home mom.... to have the time to spend with my children the way that my mom did.  What I wouldn't give to have the opportunity to teach them, read... Continue Reading →

We got puppies… we are nuts…

My daughter has been begging both my husband and me for either a puppy or a baby sister.  My answer to this has been an emphatic "NO."  First of all, as it pertains to the "baby sister" request, my child... Continue Reading →

My children are my joy…

Sure there are times I yell, freak out, and lose my shit on my kids - who doesn't.  But underneath it all, my kids are my joy.  Their smiles light up my world, their innocence restores my faith in humanity,... Continue Reading →

Prioritizing your relationships…

Lately it's become quite clear where I stand (or don't for that matter) with various people in my life.  You know the ones... they only call when they need something, want to complain about someone; or when something life altering... Continue Reading →

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