This is 35

If you asked me 10 years ago if I would be where I am today, happiest I’ve ever been in my life, I would have laughed right in your face and took another swig of Jack.  I used to avoid celebrating my birthday and hid my feelings in happy hour or solo drinking. It was … More This is 35

Furever Love 

Ugh. A year ago today was one of the hardest days of my life. It was the last day of me being a “dog mama”. I will always be a dog mama in my heart but it was the day we had to say goodbye to our fur babies. It was one of the hardest … More Furever Love 

Love your body because you cannot look after something that you hate. 

A few weeks ago, I was with Bree at her MyGym class and she discovered herself in the mirror. She could not get enough about what she saw. She has seen herself in the mirror before so I don’t know if it was because it was a full length and she could get super close … More Love your body because you cannot look after something that you hate. 

The laughs, the smiles, the tears, it’s hard to hate what got me here…what got me here.

Every time I hear these lyrics from Kenny Chesney, my mind takes off. I always have a flood of memories and flashbacks that lead me to where I am today. Weird? Crazy? I don’t know but it happens. It’s not always in a bad way because when I reflect on a lot of the tough … More The laughs, the smiles, the tears, it’s hard to hate what got me here…what got me here.

Be Strong for 9 months, Brave for 1 day, and Loving for always. 

Today I did something that I have been putting off for about 7 months. I put my maternity clothes in a bag to get ready to donate. To get ready to donate. Baby steps.  This was very hard for me and I’m still not 100% ready to give them away. Giving them away means that … More Be Strong for 9 months, Brave for 1 day, and Loving for always. 

Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains 

No, seriously, let her sleep. 10 minutes, an hour, four hours (I wish), or 10 (dream city!) just let her sleep!!!  Of all the things our sweet little lady has mastered so far in her 10 months out of my belly (I can’t believe it’s been that long) sleep has not been one of them. … More Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains