If you had to choose a super power, would you want to be a truth reader, a healer, have magical powers, or be immortal? As I read the book Cephrael’s Hand, this is the question I asked myself. In this truly spellbinding epic fantasy, there are characters with all of these powers and more. I wish I had some of these powers in my daily life… Cephrael’s Hand: the story of 1 man trying to save the realm he swore to protect, even if it...Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Cephrael’s Hand is the story of one man trying to save...

Rest in peace Robin Williams. I truly mean that. I hope you have finally found the quiet you desperately needed. I pray that your desperate action will help and save countless others.   I couldn’t sleep last night. My mind just could not stop thinking about that moment in “Dead Poet’s Society” when the boys climb on their desk in support of their teacher, who was played by Robin Williams. “Oh Captain, my Captain” they stated. It was a scene forever burned in my brain. The moment when people decide...

I never talked to anyone about how sad I was after my first child was born. Looking back on it, I’m sure I had post postpartum depression (PPD) and I didn’t realize it. We had feeding/nursing and sleeping issues, all very normal new mommy issues, but ours were compounded by extreme external events. Within three months of my son being born, I out-processed from being active duty Air Force, packed up all of our belongings, and moved from Germany back to South Carolina. We were homeless, jobless, and I had a newborn. That summer...

I would guess that NO MATTER WHAT your stance on any issue out there – be it breastfeeding, working, guns, school vouchers, and so forth, all of us moms can agree that child abuse sucks. We can also agree that child endangerment, of any level, also sucks.  We want our children to be safe from harm, wherever that harm may come from. And as we learn once we have children, there is danger lurking everywhere, from choking hazards, illnesses, and sadly, even from people they know and love. Y’all know that I am a passionate advocate...

I must admit, my kids really like this Katy Perry song too. But nothing compares to the reaction this baby has when she hears this song. This might be the best 38 seconds you ever spend watching a video. You’re welcome! Share the love! ...

Oh yes we can! Best Mom’s Night Out ever – LASER TAG! Both teams, after two hours of sweating, dodging, diving, running… playing like little kids!     Black Team – Before             ...

I need more Mommy Energy! I met Lizzy through my blogger friend Kerry at Breadwinning Mama. She and I have a lot in common. We both have three kids almost the same ages. She’s also an author and I learned that she had recently published a book for moms – Igniting Mommy Energy – and was conducting a blog tour. I immediately asked to be a part of it. I just got my copy in the mail yesterday, and I can’t wait to read through it, cause the good Lord above knows, I am lacking in the Mommy Energy these days. Once I finish...

We just got home from our trip yesterday. I have so much I want to write about, but right now, I’m catching up. I want to share some other really great posts with you, and hope you’ll check them out. Are you stressed out by being a mom in the Sandwich Generation? I wrote a post about being a caregiver to my father and my children and how difficult life in the “sandwich generation” can be.  It’s been a stressful couple of years. I hope you’ll read my story and advice for taking care of yourself as a...

Do you have a list of your lamest blog posts? I’m on vacation in NY this week, and I’ve had lots of time to think… I’ve got so much content on my mind, but it seems that whenever I go to spill it on paper, it all just floats away. Poof. Gone. Until the next time I’m busy doing something with the kids, or cannot access my computer. THEN all my great ideas come flooding back. What IS that????? One of the thoughts that has actually stayed in my mind is the fact that, despite my desire to be an incredible creator...

I am so excited about this NICU Moms photo contest with WeMontage! One of the things I really want to write more about is what life was like when we were in the NICU. I talk about TTTS, their birth, and of course Kathryn’s death, the importance of doing what we can to reduce prematurity (March of Dimes advocacy), but I haven’t spent a lot of time actually talking about our NICU experience. Maybe because those were the longest, most difficult 84 days (TWELVE WEEKS) of my life. And unless you’ve been there, it’s so...

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