Preserve Your Story: Project Repat

Something that is near and dear to my heart is supporting local and small businesses. It's also important to me that we stop outsourcing and keep jobs here in the States. If you remember awhile back, I posted about how hard it was for Veterans to find jobs ....more

Whatever Our Souls are Made of, His and Mine are the Same

Whew. It's been a long two almost three weeks. Why does it always seem like I need a vacation from my vacation? ...more

25 Signs You Are The Kind Of Woman The World Is Scared Of

Recently, I found this amazing list on Facebook and related to almost every single thing on it. What drew me in was the "resting bitch face", which I'm notorious for having apparently. I can't help it that I look unamused (?) constantly ....more

Holiday Home Tour

Time to spread the cheer around here! 1. What's your favorite Christmas song? "O' Holy Night" most definitely ....more

Be Still: Part Three

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Be Still: Part Three

And that first phone conversation would change everything...Let me tell y'all that the entire time I talked to Sarah on the phone the first time, I tried not to laugh out loud...A LOT. I literally made faces the entire time because of what she would say. Luckily I knew she was lying 95% of the time so it made it easier but the kicker was when she, and I kid you not, compared herself to Reba ....more

Be Still: Part Two

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Be Still: Part Two

The final breaking point was when we had to have the Sheriffs office at every exchange and there were numerous contempt's of court filed against her. She filed one against us saying we were filing false contempt's (which obviously we weren't) and on my 27th birthday this year, I was forced to file a restraining order against her for harassment and threat to do bodily harm...Unfortunately the restraining order was denied. The judge basically laughed at us and told us to take it to family court ....more

Be Still: Part One

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Be Still: Part One

When I think back on the past two years about how things happened and everything that we went through, I can't help but think "I told you so". Or "Karma is a bitch". I've been struggling something fierce this week to react as a Christian to what I'm going to share with you, but the mama bear in me is roaring, the non-Christian in me is laughing, and the Christian in me is sad for her.If you've been reading for awhile or following me elsewhere, not in real life I hope, then you know about the birth mother to J's daughters ....more