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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.

Technology and social media outlets have forever skewed and destroyed the art of communication…

So it never ceases to amaze me just how much of my life has become me muttering under my breath phrases such as "for fucks sake" or you "you have got to be fucking be kidding me."  Between my husband... Continue Reading →

The Hiatus is Over…

How is it that I haven't blogged in a dog's age?  Oh wait, I up and changed jobs, took on more responsibility and in turn totally sent my schedule into a tailspin.  Days off changed and became less, the need... Continue Reading →

They’re Testing My Patience….Every Single Day…

As a parent I know it's important to be patient, to have patience, and to demonstrate patience.  However, that is a near to impossible undertaking, at least in my household.  Take for instance any simple request, like "Please brush your... Continue Reading →

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 →

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