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?