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Die With Dignity

I have this amazing friend.  She has been a part of my life for over 25 years.  My friend is fierce, strong, a good mother, a great wife, brave, and she is dying.  About 7 years ago she was diagnosed with Carcinoid Syndrome, which is when a rare cancerous tumor…

You Know You are a Wrestling Mom When…

I have been the mom of a wrestler for close to 10 years.  However, when he was younger, the matches were nowhere near the intensity they are now.  All my kids are involved in some sort of sport – football, wrestling, track, baseball, and gymnastics – so I have always…

Beautiful Drought

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Express Yourself.” In the summer of 2012, the entire Midwest was cursed with a horrible drought.  Our grass was brown, the heat was intense, and the river was unrecognizable.  My youngest had a great love for the river…

The Hippo Hypothesis

     Bullying happens everywhere… even in elementary school.  However, the name calling is not as drastic as you would hear from older teens and even adults.  I was honestly shocked at the amount of drama that happens between girls in the 4th grade.  My daughter, Hope (now in 7th) found…

From a Boy to a Man – Leaving for College

As I watched his car turn the corner, stuffed to the max with three suitcases, box full of bedding, and of course his new laptop and X-Box One… I could not believe how quickly time had passed.  Each of  his sisters had sent him off with a gift…

Angels on My Couch

In the summertime going to bed doesn’t always mean traipsing up the stairs to your room and climbing into bed.  For our youngest, Reigan, it means cuddling up on the couch and trying to stay awake as long as mom and dad do.  On rare occasions she will…

Signs, Symptoms, and the Insanity of Getting Older and Facing Menopause

  Menopause is time in a woman’s life when her periods (menstration) eventually stop and the body goes through changes that no longer allow her to get pregnant. It is a natural event that normally occurs in women age 45 – 55.  Naturally occurs?  There is nothing natural about…