The Time for Family Talk About Drinking is Now

If you're new here, you may want to like my Facebook page or subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Anheusur-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking Program.  I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.  If you ...Read More

The Crown Goes To…

Welcome Back to Human of the Week! I’d ask you to guess who you think won but I realized that you can tell just by looking at the picture. Duh! So who is that good-looking couple? That would be Dawn and John, ah, cute, it rhymes! But who are they? They are ...Read More

Who Holds the Mitochondrial Family Together?

You’re sitting alone at night listening to the sounds of the ventilator, you’re exhausted and you wonder what tomorrow will bring. Whatever it is, it will be a surprise. With 6 kids, 3 birth and 3 adopted, every day is a surprise. Your 13-year-old, ever-smiling daughter works hard to stay on the ...Read More

Mitochondrial Disease – Autumn’s Journey

Dear Autumn, I can’t imagine your parents surprise and joy when they found out they were pregnant with you, just after they had adopted a sibling group of 3! You  must have been so terribly spoiled by everyone! I know you don’t remember, but your first year was perfectly normal and no one ...Read More

The Day My Uterus Fell Out

The last two weeks of the blog have been kind of slow – I started a new full-time job, ugh, and I haven’t been feeling 100%. Yeah, I know my blog is about feeling crappy so that would be the perfect time to write, right? Sort of. If I were feeling up ...Read More

Helping Children Cope and Keeping Depression at Bay

    There are two extreme ways some people seem to view life. One says, “Life is long, painful, and we all die in the end.” Wow, that’s a downer. Are you sure you want to keep reading? Well, how’s this? “Life is a sweet, melodious journey filled with love and joy.” ...Read More

Totally Awesome Disney Giveaway

  Are you ready for the happiest giveaway ever? My blogger friends and I have teamed up to bring you a fabulous Disney Giveaway this month. Two lucky winners will receive Disney gift cards that can be used on an upcoming Disney vacation, Disney Store purchase and more!   GIVEAWAY   Prizes: $500 ...Read More

Kids Today Have It So Easy

When the Twin Towers came down on 9/11, I asked myself who would want to bring a child into this world. The next day, I found out I was pregnant. In all honesty, there are still many days I wonder whether or not bringing another human into the world was the right ...Read More

Love Cheese? Love These Healthy Snacks!

It’s not easy being busy – working, blogging and, raising 2 kids, 2 dogs and a husband. My life is full of ingredients! Finding time for myself while still feeding my family is tough, but once you find the right ingredients, everything falls into place!   One of my favorite ingredients? Cheese! ...Read More

Fast, Delicious Comfort Food – Cavatini

  Chirleen must know that I love a recipe that lets me add as much cheese as humanly possible. Trust me, I did. Given everything they’ve been through, it’s no surprise that her recipe is something that can be considered comfort food. It’s fast, easy, inexpensive and DELICIOUS! I made it this ...Read More
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