Mommy guilt. Two words that usually drive me beyond my physical limits. This idea was apparent the latter part of last week. On Thursday the kids and I ventured out to see animal fossils at a local children's natural history museum. The facility was cozy and inviting; only 5 other visitors were there that afternoon. … Continue reading Mommy guilt ain’t worth it!
Last week passed like a whirlwind. Wednesday was her pre-op, and on Thursday Ellis had her MRI and heart cath. Till Tuesday I avoided having the conversation with Ellis, but Alison, the Child Life Specialist from the hospital, recommended talking about it the day before the pre-op; too far in advance would unnecessarily raise her … Continue reading Update on Ellis’ recent hospital visit and procedures
Last Thursday was one of those days when it's hard to think positive or feel grateful. I was on day 4 of 5 with the antibiotics for a urinary tract infection (UTI) but the symptoms still persisted. My lower stomach was bloated, the constant urge to run to the bathroom persisted, and I had a … Continue reading Tired mom’s prayer for extra energy!
Since adolescence, I dealt with a constant urge to check the stove before leaving the house. Even if the stove had not been used that day, I still needed to check. My rational mind told me that if I didn't see the blue flames from the burner, then the stove is officially turned off. However, … Continue reading How did the stove turn into such a dark menace?