Unexplainable Losses

My heart has been broken for many people around the world over the past few weeks. Some say that “current events” don’t bother them if they aren’t directly affected. Well, as a SAHM, I am....more

Between Hello and Goodbye


Running With It

I hesitated on writing a post regarding this subject, but I want this blog to be me through and through and this is a big part of me.  This past Saturday marked 8 years since we lost my dad to pancreatic cancer, a ruthless and unforgiving disease that desperately needs more attention in order to obtain a fighting chance for those who suffer from this illness. The day comes around once a year (as all days do) and sometimes it hurts, sometimes I don’t feel any different at all, and sometimes the memories are enough...more

2013-A Year of Loss

What a year.  2013 was a year of incredible loss for me.I lost my beloved aunt/godmother.  She was that person in my life that one believes will always be there.  As I age, I realize more and more just how tenuous our hold on this live truly is and how the absence of just one can impact your life.  I miss her every day....more
I'm sorry. :(more

Personal Blog Challenge #2 - Mummy

This challenge is killing me...basically whatever I don't want to write about, that's what gets pulled from the bag. Sigh. The prompts I put it in the bag speak to things hidden deep down, so I have to hash it out with myself!*deep breath* I press on....more

Parenting your parent.. The good, the bad, the unforgettable

Two years, a void in my life so large the Grand Canyon couldn't fill it, and sits heavy on me even now. Five years, the amount of time I had to watch as our roles reversed and age sat down upon her graying head and the mother became the child. It wasn't always pretty with flowers and roses, memory making and laughter. There were times it was anything but that which we think about in this generation referred to as 'sandwich'. ...more

Remembering Fluffy

This post is hard to write. It's also one of the bigger reasons I didn't write in December.Catford Manor is minus one member of our FurFamily.Our beloved ten-year-old Fluffy fell ill and succumbed to old age on December 19th. For two weeks prior, we nursed her, took her to the Vet, pushed medications into her, and loved her more than I even thought possible....more

Family Values at the Holidays.


The Rubber Band

 We lost our sweet rescued cat, Murphy, this week.  The boys and I came home and he was in distress — screaming, crying, no use of back legs.  He died of a heart attack as we rushed him to vet.  We were stunned.We’ve had, as I’ve said on this blog REPEATEDLY, the crappiest year of all time.  I refer to it as #suckfest2013....more

beauty for ashes

We have some good news to share with you, but before we share it I need to unpack some things. (Stay with me.)...more