June 30, 2019

I was working in my home office (yes on a Sunday, but I digress), and through my window, I saw a police car pull over another car. I saw the police officer get out, walk around the car with his hand on the gun, and make the black 18 year old male get out of his car. Af...

August 28, 2018

True confession. I’m a control freak. Everything has to be in order. Don’t leave the lights on. Ask before you take something.  Put away what you take out.  Go to bed at your exact bedtime and not a minute later.  You can have free-play during this time.  If I ask you...

March 7, 2018

Some of my greatest lessons have come from the most unconventional places.  This one is no different.  I was watching The Bachelor last night (insert side eye, eye roll, gasp, whatever…stop judging), and for those that haven’t heard the tea, the bachelor (Arie) first p...

November 10, 2017

Today was an emotional day for me.  It marks exactly two years that I made the decision to CHOOSE LIFE!  Like many others, I have struggled with weight as long as I can remember.  I bought my outfit for high school senior pictures at Lane Bryant (plus size store for wo...

June 10, 2017

It still amazes me what Stacey and I are able to accomplish TOGETHER. It has never proven more true than it did sitting next to Stacey as we both wait to walk across the stage to obtain our Master's degrees. I was inspired to be in the presence of so many fellow gradua...

June 6, 2017

My kids do NOT come first. I come first, then my marriage, then my kids! Don't forget what you had that gave you the strength and courage to expand your love. You had kids because you had extra love to give. Don't take love and attention away from what you had and repl...

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