Ten years ago this summer, my daughter Lahna died due to complications from Trisomy 18. This article describes the immediate grief aftermath of her death. Mississippi Man and I grew stronger as individuals and as a couple, but it hasn't been easy. The day after Lahna died, I woke up with a few seconds of peace. … Continue reading When My Sweet Baby Died: The Hard Grief Aftermath
Have you ever noticed that commercials and motivational videos always have music? There's a reason for that: the power of music can motivate you to take action...like buy products. I've been very public about the fact that I have anxiety and depression. There are moments when medication and appointments with my psychologist just don't cut … Continue reading The Power of Music: Let It Move You
I had the perfect first pregnancy. All the tests during the pregnancy came back normal and I was so thrilled to become a Mommy after so many years of wishing for a baby. When Lahna came into the world she weighed 3 lbs 4 oz and was very sick. She was rushed to the NICU … Continue reading Lahna, and Trisomy 18: When My Baby Died
Whether it's depression, anxiety, ADHD, ADD, bipolar, OCD or a plethora of other disorders...we just keep things quiet and swept under the rug. The conversation about mental health has started to happen but normal people, like you and I, need to be honest and open about our own issues. There's no shame in admitting that … Continue reading Mom’s On Prozac and Goes To Therapy
Instant gratification seems to rule the world, and weight loss surgery (WLS) can seem like the greatest quick fix. People that have gone through WLS can tell you however, this journey is anything but easy. It's one of the hardest things I've ever done to be honest. Before you decide that weight loss surgery is … Continue reading Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?
The first time I can remember weight loss being on my radar was my senior year of high school. I had known that I wanted to join the military for years, and my Army veteran Dad told me that he'd only allow me to join the Air Force. The next day, I visited the brutally … Continue reading Decent Mom’s 15 Year Journey to Health
It started on New Year's Eve. Maybe it was your birthday, an anniversary, or just a random Tuesday. No matter when it happened, you got MOTIVATION and got out of your rut!!! You did amazing things with that motivation, didn't you? Cleaned the house more, stayed on top of household chores, work tasks, your fitness … Continue reading Get Out of Your Rut Today!
People want change. They want to make the world a better place, but don't know where to start. The best way to make that change is easy and immediate: volunteer. Finding the time to volunteer can be hard, especially for a Mom who works full time. When you find something that you are passionate about, … Continue reading Mama, Volunteer!
In Texas, Hunt ISD closed an entire school due to the flu. According to the Superintendent, Dr. Dockery, over 1/3 of the school was diagnosed with the flu and 5 staff members were also diagnosed. Flu prep needs to start today! Whether or not you decide to vaccinate your family, there are things you can … Continue reading Flu Prep Your Family Today!
Losing a pet, who is more like a family member, is devastating. You can survive the loss of a pet. Grief takes time and is a lot of hard work. In 2007 I lost my daughter, Lahna, to a chromosome disorder. It was understandably the worst thing I had ever gone through and ripped my … Continue reading Survive the Loss of a Pet