Mother – She Will Never Again

My mother passed away in 2004 and lately I’m thinking about her constantly. It is like I’ve suddenly, just now, realized that she isn’t coming back.She will never again snap at me for not brushing my hair before coming into the restaurant....more

I am not an octopus

So did the title make you want to read this.  My day at work was kind of busy.  The nurse we had on the hall was the Director of nursing, and she doesn't normally work as a nurse on our unit.  I was being hit with many questions.  On top of that we short one person.  I am the only one who is regular back there. The other worker was asking me questions about who a person was etc. Residents were asking for coffee or cereal breakfast. The other worker made the comment that I am not a octopus.  Then she said I should blog about it....more

How to Deal With Your Midlife Crisis

When you hear about someone going through a midlife crisis, you usually think of that stereotypical scenario of some guy in his forties impulsively buying a sports car and dumping his wife for a younger woman. ...more
CharmaineOdusina Thanks so much for sharing, I have so much to look forward to later on!more

7 ABSOLUTE ESSENTIALS for a new mother!

Nothing prepares a mother for motherhood like having a baby. On paper and in books it can seem doable, cut and dry, and almost easy. At least that's what I thought. And then I had a baby! And my world was upset! You hear about sleepless nights but it doesn't really sink in until you have them! You hear about the pains of recovering from childbirth but if you exercise it should be piece of cake....right? You hear that nursing your baby may be rough but you think that it will be easy for you because of all the books you've read! All of that was totally me!...more

Mothers Have a Dream

Martin Luther King, Jr. was about the brotherhood: about equality of men or people. But what about the Motherhood? We mothers too have a dream. They may not seem as important as black and white people holding hands together screaming, “Let freedom ring!” but we are often caged into our homes, and we mothers too have a dream....more

Happy Birthday

Yesterday was my mother’s birthday.  And with all the craziness of the past couple of days (you know, what with the break-in and all), I failed to mention it when I dropped the monkeys off at her house yesterday morning.  Not exactly a stellar moment....more

My Mother, Myself...and Now My Daughter

*relationships can be a terribly complicated affair…* ˜”*°♥•°*”˜  Dearest Daughter, ...more

Nipple Vasospams: It’s a tit bit nipply out there!

s the weather gets colder, nipple pain increases. Why? Because when your nipples get hard, the muscles contract, which decreases the amount of blood flow to the tips of your nips!  Less oxygen means more pain, kind of like a charley horse or a runner’s cramp.This is called vasospasm, also known as Raynaud’s phenomenon....more

Welcome to Whisky-ta-Falls

I was born in Wichita Falls but, I'll admit, I've never spent much time here. My father moved me overseas when I was barely two and after that I only came back a few times to visit his grandmother (Grandma Zack, mean as can be) and other scattered relatives....more

10 Things All Mothers Should Know About Their Kids

Being a mom has to be the most incredibly fulfilling job on the planet. I wouldn't know. I'm far from being at a place in my life where becoming mom is either an option at all or a good decision. Still I can admit that I admire the women I know who are mothers and I slightly envy those who in a few months will become mothers. I adore my own mother more than words can say. Not to mention, aside from her I have an amazing "adopted" mom who is also mommy to my two year old little sister....more