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Life as a Single Mom… with Multiples & Special Needs

Jumping into a life that is laid out so differently than one you lived just months before can be a bit intimidating, yet exciting. Life as a single parent sure does throw a curveball with every passing day, it seems. Especially when your life is full of multiples and special needs! I have embarked on … Read more…

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Life Through Divorce

A Message From a Mess – Life Through Divorce

I know my story can help others. Please share it and like it on Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail it out to those hurting and looking for hope… because there IS hope! This message is too strong to keep for yourself. Someone, someone you know, is hurting because of rejection, abuse, neglect, or just through the … Read more…

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Recipe: Amazing Gluten Free Lasagna

As a favorite growing up, I have adopted and tweaked my mom’s recipe for spinach lasagna into a gluten free meat lasagna that my kids can’t get enough of. Of course, the spinach variation works itself back into my household once in awhile since it’s a great way to get more greens into my kids… … Read more…

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10 Things Every Special Needs Kid Must Know

I recently read an article called 20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son (it’s excellent, by the way!). It got me thinking about my sons and when I would tell them some of the things the author had listed. Then I started thinking about my daughter, her struggles, and living as a special needs … Read more…

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Peppermint Wins Again

I’ve been duped. Or I at least think it’s a great possibility. My oldest son has been home for 2 days this week, complaining that his tummy hurt. Yet, he’s been eating like crazy – even more than usual. Hmmm… Sunday evening, I tucked the kids in bed, said goodnight with hugs and kisses, and … Read more…

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Uniquely Made

The bulb blew out. Crud, crap, or whatever other expletive you want to insert here. It was dark and I wasn’t about to get on the tippy top of a stool on a concrete floor to change it. However, I knew what was coming in the morning. The shouting. The screams. All because a little … Read more…

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On Writing, Business, Family, and Noodles

I want to do what I want to do. No more molds. No more following the leader. No more fitting into a cookie cutter shape that looks nothing like me. I feel like I’ve been shoved and pressed into an area that’s too small for me. That area can no longer contain me. I’ve been … Read more…

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Sleep Schedules, Late Naps, Cranky Kids – Oh My!

“What am I supposed to do with this kid?” I have heard it over and over. Moms tired, struggling, and frustrated. Kids don’t come with a manual, especially when it comes to their sleeping habits and schedules. Moms get tired and confused, trying to do the same thing that worked yesterday, and not understanding why … Read more…

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Curveballs ~ Strike Out or Homerun?

You have this plan. You think of it. You write it out. You talk about it. You even dream about it. You know exactly how your life is going to go. The mister man who’s tall, dark, and handsome. The 2.5 kids (still wondering about that “.5″ and how that actually happens!!). Even the white … Read more…

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The Trouble With Troubles

We all face trials and troubles in this life. No one is immune. No one gets off scott free. We can all be affected by unexpected delays, bad news, and even heartbreak. The question is, how are you choosing to handle it? If you let them, negative situations can render you helpless, hopeless, and hurt. … Read more…

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Struggles in This Life

We all go through struggles. For some of us, it’s with our weight. For others, possibly keeping the right job. For more, choosing the right foods to put into their mouths. And for a growing number of us, it’s not just maintaining our kids’ health, but getting them completely healed and restored. We can live … Read more…

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