The home we moved from in June holds so much of my heart. It was my dream- a little old cottage on the east side that we fixed up and made our own. That home of ours holds our deepest sorrows and our greatest JOYS! So many ‘firsts’ were lived there. So many happy memories […]
Dear Terah, Your road to becoming a mother will be difficult. You will struggle for 5 years to get pregnant, see many doctors, and go through many procedures. Your heart will break over & over, but I will put it back together. Infertility will shape you into who I need you to be. Then […]
Myelodysplastic syndrome & Indy’s prognosis.
Indy was admitted to the hospital February 16, 2018 for treatment of Myelodysplastic syndrome- a disease of the bone marrow that causes abnormal production of blood cells including white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. It manifests much like leukemia in a child with Down syndrome, and the treatment course is the same as […]
In every detail, in every thought.
Living in a hospital room for months at a time… oh boy. It is hard. The morning after we were admitted, I looked around that square room in all its empty, boring glory, and knew we needed to make things feel warm & bright if we were going to survive our first month, and each […]
Life giving foods & Indys Detox smoothie
Smoothies are one of the best ways to pack a huge nutritional punch into one cup. I have given Indy powerhouse smoothies since she first started taking solids. Now that we are fighting atypical cells and going through heavy duty chemotherapy, excellent nutrition is more important than ever. Indy gets a detox smoothie every day […]
The ultimate winter medicine kit.
Tis’ the season… of more than just Christmas cheer. Flu and cold season are upon us, but it doesn’t have to be scary & dreadful. If you know what you are up against and have a cupboard stocked full of remedies- your sicknesses will be milder and shorter lived. I get a TON of questions […]
The season of giving (and shopping).
[This post is sponsored by Carter’s and features a Carter’s coupon code. However, all thoughts shared are my own.] Christmas music decor, Holiday shopping and Black Friday?? I know, its too soon. I feel it too. But the Holidays are here, so lets get this Christmas party started. My favorite shopping every year is the […]
A special grandma for a special girl.
Indy’s grandma Kat, my mother, is a very special lady. When trying to put a description of her into words the first thing that comes to mind whimsical. To be whimsical is to be “playfully quaint or fanciful, in an appealing way. Imaginative. ‘Fantastical’.” I didn’t know fantastical was even a word but it describes […]
Cashews save the cheese lovers day.
A life without cheese is no life at all. At least some would say. I have mostly been off of dairy my entire adult life for health reasons (and a happier tummy) and have had to get creative in the kitchen to recreate my comforting favorites. What I have learned over the years is what […]
The happiest time of year, & the best time to be a kid.
[This post is sponsored by Gymboree. We are so happy they asked us to be a part of their Holiday campaign- it means so much that they want Indy to be a part of their advertising. Thank you Gymboree!] Do you remember the excitement & wonder, the magic & awe, the happy spirit of the […]