I was cleaning out my email and I came across a trail of emails I sent out to friends and family, starting on September 29, 2011. We had just received our TTTS diagnosis. I wanted to post this email here. As I read over it, I realized one of my prayers (I’m sure more than that, but one VERY specifically) was answered. I asked for a miracle that I would stay pregnant til 30+ weeks. I made it to 30 weeks 5 days – which is probably the only reason Tiny is alive. I want to remember and to have this information available for my...

We had to part with this guy this week – he just wasn’t a good fit for our family. But I miss him terribly. I know, he’s so cute. But I have some words of wisdom. When your dog is biting your kids, it's wise to re-home him. Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule   Those eyes… ...

I am super stoked to be participating in another great anthology put together by Crystal Ponti of Blue Lobster Book Co. Without further ado, I give you, The Clash of the Couples! Coupledom. Fact or fable, Adam and Eve birthed the perpetual relationship drama as seen on TV today. Despite the serpents, this couple HAD IT MADE. Luxury real estate, lush gardens, and privacy out the yin-yang. Life was glorious until the bare-bottomed babe could no longer resist temptation. Despite her better half’s warnings and threats to sleep in a tree,...

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Sweet Rachel Today is an important day in our family. It’s September 12th. The Crapiversary of my sweet cousin Rachel’s passing. Rachel lost her fight to cancer in 2003, when she was only seven years old. It just so happens that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I’ve been wanting to write a post about this important effort to bring more awareness to the need for funding and research and cures. I thought it was most fitting to do this on Rachel’s Day. Because...

 Remembering 9/11   English: World Trade Centre, Twin Towers, New York, USA. Français : World Trade Centre, tours jumelles, New York, États-Unis. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)   It’s the question that all of us who lived through that day ask every time we talk about that day, isn’t it? All of us who were old enough to remember, know EXACTLY where we were and what we were doing. I was putting my hair up in a bun and putting my make up on, getting ready to go into the base. It was graduation day for one of our Intelligence...

All Things Are Possible with God… Really, this would be the last verse in which I would expect a mother, who just lost her twelve-year-old son, to find comfort. But Anna does. On September 8, 2011, Anna sent her two children out to play, but only her daughter came back....Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule I met Anna when I was a brand new blogger. Turns out we had something in common. We both were grieving our child. For me, it was my daughter Kathryn, who died after two days. For Anna, it was her beloved son Jack. He passed away...

My friend Kim had 20 of her closest friends over to do THIS for her birthday. First, a kick butt Barre3 workout, then Pink Champagne! ...

Once again, it is my dear friend Jennifer from Another Jennifer who reminded me about doing this important campaign before August, and therefore #Blogust has ended! Shot @ Life is an amazing movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. In the month of August they are partnered with bloggers and Walgreens – every day during the month of August, the Shot@Life blog has shared a personal story about Happy and Healthy Firsts. For every comment or share of the Blogust posts, Walgreens...

Unlike our horrible, terrible, no good first day of Kindergarten, and a rough start to first grade, second grade is smooth sailing so far!   ...

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...

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