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Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Emergency Room I’m angry, tired, and overwhelmed. Probably mostly because I’m tired. Last night my husband and I were in the hospital until 1:30 A.M. for my son’s croup. He had been in pain for at least two nights (we suspect more looking back), and had vomited the night before. […]

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Empty My Bitterness
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0What makes you bitter? I usually find my bitterness when I’m angry. And I’m not talking a righteous anger, either. I’m talking temper. When I can’t control the actions or thoughts of other people, or the lack of health I find in my body, I try to fix it instead […]

Empty My Bitterness



When to Plan (and When Not To)
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Performance Isn’t Worth Your Soul I really want to move. Our home has been in need of large renovations and surprise problems, as I suppose most homeowners go through. We try to plan and get ahead, but it seems every time we try, we are set back by something new […]

When To Plan (And When Not To)


My Dear Preschooler
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Hats Off! Today, my daughter graduates from her first year of preschool. The past year was difficult for all of us. She had to deal with my physical therapy appointments and counseling while I was relatively unstable. Maybe she didn’t notice much, but I certainly felt my patience shrink as […]

My Dear Preschooler



My Sour Soil
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Bitterness Recently, I learned about the way flowers become a certain color. I had always assumed (due to my “black thumb” as I call it) that flowers were assigned a certain color through their DNA. While there are flowers that will always stay one color, there are also flowers that […]

My Sour Soil


Lonely and Bitter
Pinterest0TwitterFacebook0Alone This past week, my husband has been out of town to be trained into a higher level mechanic. As a stay at home mom, I had to handle everything for the home, my two non-school-aged children, and cook every meal. The week leading up to this jump in responsibilities […]

Lonely and Bitter