Celebrating the Small Victories

Today I had one of those special moments. It took me a minute to realize the full magnitude of the event. You see this morning was just like any other morning. I walked into Bo's room and flipped on the light. She didn't stir. She's always been a heavy sleeper. I sat quietly on the edge of her bed watching her sleep for a moment, studying her face and thinking about how fast she's growing up. I then began my normal annoying mom routine of lightly tapping her shoulders, calling her name, and sometimes even resorting to singing obnoxious little made up songs to get her to wake up. ...more

Suck it up, buttercup

I'm sick and all I want to do is curl up in my bed with the covers pulled over my head and drift off to sleep and not wake up until I feel like myself again. It all started a couple of days ago. I woke up on Saturday with a sore throat. I somehow trudged through the day and assumed, "Maybe it's just allergies and i'll feel better tomorrow". However, by Sunday morning my nose was completely stuffed up, my head was pounding like the worst hangover you can imagine, my body felt like it had gotten ran over by a truck, and I had an annoying whooshing sound circulating in my ears. ...more