Surviving Solo-Parenting

My husband travels a lot for work. He loves his job, even though it does require sacrifice.

We made the decision as a family that it was worth it. He is a VERY present father, so his absences do not outweigh the good times we share.

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28 Things I Took For Granted Before Living with Chronic Illness

Today is my 28th birthday. I do not get to celebrate with cake, or even water. I have choices to actively make: to either feel sorry for myself,or to spread gratitude.
Rather than focusing on everything that I am missing, I want to help spread JOY.

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I Should Not Still Be Here

I have been watching myself die slowly for months, but last week, death almost won.

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Why Suicide is not Selfish

WARNING: This post discusses topics that are not suitable for all ages. This post may also be triggering. Please proceed with caution. Before you hear me wrong, suicide is not the answer. EVER. If you are struggling, please call the National Suicide Prevention line available 24 hours a day. 1-800-273-8255 I used to think suicide…

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Documenting WITHOUT Social Media

If you are in my generation, we have the first group of children to have their ENTIRE lives documented on social media. While there is nothing inherently wrong with that, it is important to look ahead.

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Potty Training: Focus on the Child not the Method

I used to potty train clinically. So, when it came time to training my own daughter, I thought I had it in the bag.

WRONG.

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A collective letter from Special Needs Mamas

All of our journeys look different, but the heart behind them is the same. We dearly love a child who cannot always communicate their love in return. A child that has to work harder than most other children. A child that flipped our entire world upside down, and changed us for the better.

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Surviving Toddlers ON THE GO

Welcome to a fun twist on our typical product review posts. I realized something as I was looking back at what items we have used with our two year old twins. EVERY item used the most in the past six months involved being on the GO. How perfectly fitting for toddlerhood, right? I am outnumbered…

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My Hero and St. Jude

I want to tell you about my hero.
Someone I will be forever connected to because we now share bone marrow.
Someone who has faced more than any child should ever have to, and now wants to give back to others.
Someone you can join me in trying to support.
My hero, Charlee.

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