334 Days...

It’s been 334 days since my step dad passed away unexpectedly. 334 days of sadness.  Not that I’m sad and mopey every single day.  But my heart aches every single day.  I NEVER thought it would be this hard. Some days are harder than others.  My first Father’s Day without him was really (really) hard. ... Read more »

Trying Again...

My eldest son (the one who just had brain surgery) had tryouts for his second year of the high school soccer team last week. I think I was way more nervous than he was.  See, the thing is – he was lazy all summer. Now he has every right to be, he did have brain surgery... Read more »

My Son Came Home from School with "the Stomach Flu" and had Brain Surgery 6 weeks later...

We had just come from a wonderful, yet bittersweet, Spring Break with my family.  My mom took us all on a one week Caribbean cruise to honor and celebrate the life of my step dad who passed away unexpectedly (and traumatically) exactly 6 months earlier. We had all gone on our first cruise together last... Read more »
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First Father's Day with only 1 of my 2 dads...

This may sound horrible, but as a kid, I always felt kind of “unlucky” that I had two families. My parents have been divorced most of my life.  And my mom remarried when I was 5 and my dad when I was 8 years old. So I’ve basically always had two moms and two dads – a... Read more »

Confidence...

If I have learned anything about confidence – it’s been in the past two days! I went from this:                 To this:                 I am bald by choice. I shaved my head for St. Baldrick’s. Was I nervous? Sure. But I wanted... Read more »

It was time: Why I shaved my head to support people battling cancer

I don’t have it, but I don’t like it. We all know the word.  Cancer.  Most of us know someone – if not many people in our lives who are suffering from the horrible disease or are cancer survivors. This C word has struck our family something fierce this year.  Unfortunately I can’t even count... Read more »
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School's Out for Summer...

Another school year done. Poof! Just like that. It’s amazing how fast it goes. My boys are going to be in 4th grade and 8th grade next year – technically “upperclassman” at both schools. At the elementary school the 4th and 5th graders are on the 2nd floor and considered the “head honchos”. And of... Read more »

So...I Organized this Little Event...

Sunday WAS a beautiful day. It was my annual St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving event.  This is the fourth year I have been planning one and this was by far my most successful. So far from this event Sunday we have raised $16,468 (and it’s still climbing!!) Why do I do it? Because every 3 minutes... Read more »

Migraines...Why Oh Why?

I have suffered from migraines for 20+ years. First we thought it was because I was grinding my teeth in college. So the dentist fit me with a mouthguard to wear every night. Sure, it minimized the frequency of the migraines, but they never went away entirely. Fast forward many years to my first pregnancy... Read more »
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Dedication, Patience and Commitment Pays Off

Today is a big day in my house.  Particularly for my oldest son B. He is 13 years old, in 7th grade and LOVES soccer.  (He’s quite good at it if I do say so myself!) He tried out last May for a travel team (when he was 12) – first time trying out for... Read more »