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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Today was all planned out... I was going to drop my daughter off at pre-K and then head to the gym and do my workout. Then I planned on hitting the park and doing a few miles (walking) on the... Continue Reading →
I didn't start out wanting to curse - it just sorta happened over time. Little things became bigger things and as parental frustrations accumulated and I found myself uttering under my breath variations of the "F" word or "F" word... Continue Reading →