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Did you know? Or did you just not care?

Mom, You've read my words on this blog and I've tried to explain the anger from my side, but I still have received no real apology or any comfort from the idea that you may be remorseful. Did you know that in three instances the way I found out you were going back to prison… Continue reading Did you know? Or did you just not care?

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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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Sharing My Story & Creating a Following Along the Way

I woke up to a very cool WordPress notification on my phone! I HIT 100 FOLLOWERS! I have always loved writing. English classes were my favorite, I loved writing essays and doing research. I took Journalism classes in college. Even though I love writing so much, making it a career seems unfeasible due to the… Continue reading Sharing My Story & Creating a Following Along the Way

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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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Drug Courts & A Failed F*cking System

I wrote a few weeks back that my mom was getting out of jail and going to rehab. I was excited, but I tried hiding it. Part of me knew something was going to fall out. The thing about hope is that even though you can prepare yourself to be let down, you can’t prepare… Continue reading Drug Courts & A Failed F*cking System

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Mental Health Awareness Month

I've never talked about mental health on my blog before, but I figured it's a great topic to talk about, and since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, there's no better time than now! When I think about words that describe myself, I first think about words like happy, energetic, motivated, determined, etc. But the… Continue reading Mental Health Awareness Month