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23 Years of Adventure

Today I am celebrating twenty-three years of life. Twenty-three years of love. Twenty-three years of adventure. I heard my birth story from my aunt and grandmother a bunch of times growing up. I think mainly because, as they tell it, it was a wild day! My mother was in labor prematurely and it was sometime… Continue reading 23 Years of Adventure

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Gun Violence & A Parent’s Love

With the tragic and horrifying mass shootings that took place in the United States this week, everyone has been in an uproar about gun control. I get it. Let’s do something. But I think the one of the reasons we have such an awful gun violence issue in the United States is something that gun control simply… Continue reading Gun Violence & A Parent’s Love

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Good News … Finally!

Life has been absolutely CRAZYYYY lately… Is anyone else ready for fall, too? I haven’t had much time to put into my writing because I feel like I’m so busy I can’t even breathe sometimes. Everyone tells you it’s hard being a mom, but you can’t really prepare yourself for something like motherhood. I think… Continue reading Good News … Finally!

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Story time!

Sorry to disappoint, but this isn't a fictional story... I haven't had much time to put into my writing lately, but I wanted to give you guys a quick glimpse into what I've been up to lately! 1. I have a baaaad rash of POISON SUMAC. 🌿😭 A few friends and I thought it would… Continue reading Story time!

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Excuses & Friendships

Maintaining friendships after parenthood is hard. Most parents will agree. But I always kind of had a hard time keeping up with others even before I had a baby. I have always been more introverted, and I can’t really think of a time in my life where I truly felt like I had a “best… Continue reading Excuses & Friendships

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June Blogging Challenge: Day 18

Day 18 already, folks! Something you’re embarrassed to love Haha! I have to admit that I am absolutely obsessed with the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. I have watched the series seven times, and I am now working on watching it for the eighth time!! Just for fun… here are some of my thoughts on the show,… Continue reading June Blogging Challenge: Day 18

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You are not your parent’s mistakes

You are not your parent’s mistakes. You are not responsible to carry their burden. I have always struggled with this. Living in a small town community, nearly everyone knows your business, baggage and all. The thing about me, though, was that I was so very different that most of the other kids in my high… Continue reading You are not your parent’s mistakes

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Even through addiction, there is still so much to be thankful for

I would like to consider myself an expert when it comes to experience as a victim of addiction. Not that I am the addict, but I am the victim of guilt, anger, embarrassment, and shame. All of these feelings I have experienced solely because of the addiction of someone else. I don’t always think that’s… Continue reading Even through addiction, there is still so much to be thankful for

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Relapse: An Example of How Your Choices Affect Others

Verb /rəˈlaps/ 1. (of someone suffering from a disease) suffer deterioration after a period of improvement Relapse. The dirty word. I have to admit, I don’t have much personal experience on this because I’ve never been addicted to anything, but I did want to give my two cents on it since it is something that I have… Continue reading Relapse: An Example of How Your Choices Affect Others