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“Say Something” by A Great Big World

“Say something, I'm giving up on you I'll be the one, if you want me toAnywhere, I would've followed you Say something, I'm giving up on you And I am feeling so smallIt was over my headI know nothing at all And I will stumble and fallI'm still learning to loveJust starting to crawl Say… Continue reading “Say Something” by A Great Big World

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The Apology That Never Came

I was a hot head for a long time growing up. I think it had a lot to do with the resentment and uncertainty I had in the relationship I had (or lacked) with my mom. I often got in trouble well into my junior high years for hitting my siblings. I was angry and… Continue reading The Apology That Never Came

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A Friendly Reminder

Here's a little reminder to end your week on: You are fucking awesome. There is no one else out there like you. Your thoughts, movements, attitude, passions, and interests are exclusive to only you. Everyone might not love you, but the right people do. Do not overlook those that struggle to express it to you.… Continue reading A Friendly Reminder

Fictional Writing

The Beginning of The End

I lift her head up into my hands. My fingers line the jaw of her crying face. “I’m sorry,” I whisper. She turns her head quickly and I put my hands back in my lap. There are no words that I can say that will bring her any comfort. Oh, how I love this sweet,… Continue reading The Beginning of The End

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Finding Myself

I start therapy on Friday. I’m very excited, actually. I feel like the stigma against mental health is kind of diminishing and more and more people are trying their hand at therapy. In all reality, everyone just wants to feel better. I’ve always wanted to talk to someone about all of the feelings I have, but I’ve… Continue reading Finding Myself

Mama in Training

22 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter

1. The only person that can ensure your own success is you. 2. The only thing that will ever make you ugly is how you treat other people. 3. Respect isn’t always easily earned, but it is always easily lost. 4. There is nothing you could do that would make me love you any less… Continue reading 22 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter

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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

Mama in Training

To all the MOMS on World Mental Health Day 🌱

Since the birth of our children, nearly every decision we make will bring us a sense of guilt. Put your baby to bed too early and you feel guilty for not enjoying your time with your baby while they are little. Keep your baby up too late, and you feel guilty that they aren’t getting… Continue reading To all the MOMS on World Mental Health Day 🌱

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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