Baby, You’re My Firework

In the midst of a dreaded Walmart run, I had a moment. Don't worry.  This isn't a teary-eyed post.  It will be a celebration of sorts.  A celebration that it was MY kid having a meltdown and not yours. Come on.  Admit it.  When you see a child sobbing for a new toy or screaming... Continue Reading →

A Mother-Less Mother’s Day

It is their first mother-less Mother’s Day. No one verbalizes it, but each of us is thinking it. It feels wrong. Unnatural. A ten-year-old and a five-year-old should not be facing this. They look like two normal little girls, swimming with their friends on just another ordinary afternoon. Their blue eyes do not indicate sorrow.... Continue Reading →

Get Ticked Off –Part 4: Be Strong

This is the final article in a four-part series on tick safety and Lyme disease. Read the first article "Be Aware" here, the second "Be Proactive" here, and the third "Be Reactive" here. It's been over a month since I posted, which is just embarrassing, especially considering I was in the middle of writing this important... Continue Reading →

Get Ticked Off – Part 3: Be Reactive

This is the third article in a four part series on tick safety and Lyme disease.  Read the first article here and the second here.  This post is similar to a previous post, but with several critical updates added.  Please read, share, and DO THIS; it could save your life.  Read this now. Don't bookmark it to... Continue Reading →

Get Ticked Off –Part 1: Be aware.

It's that time of year again. Tick season. Nearly every day, I receive messages from people frantically seeking advice after finding ticks on themselves or their children.  What's their next steps?  I know they are terrified of winding up like me.  I've made my story so public; complete strangers are now aware that a tiny... Continue Reading →

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