A Whole New World

This blog is one I had forgotten about for a long time.  No one follows it and no one really knows I even am a member of this site.  The reason I even signed up for it 5 years ago was because I saw FLOTUS was signed up and blogging.  She is a major inspiration to me....more

TTC: PMS vs. Early Pregnancy Symptoms

The verdict? PMS. Like last month, as soon as I took a pregnancy test, my period decided to show up.  Of course, it was negative, but that doesn't change the fact that I was disappointed and sad because my expected due date was only in my head and there would be no baby on the way for 2009.  My hopes are for 2010...2011?  Um.  Maybe even 2015?  I have no idea when my boyfriend and I will conceive.  At this point, I am doubting my own abilities to be a potential mother to some precious spirit anyway. When the going gets tough...tough starts doubting herself. ...more

TTC: PMS vs. Early Pregnancy Symptoms #2

I'm in the week AF's due.  I've been cramping, bloated, sick-to-my-tummy and cranky for going on two-and-a-half weeks now and I'm just sick of myself.  My mind's running away with thoughts of babies and maxipads and I don't know if I'm coming or going most of the time because all I wanna do is take a nap. HA!!  Well, at least nothing much has changed in the nappy-time department... ...more

TTC: Early Pregnancy Symptoms vs. PMS

I’m in that week.  You know.  THAT week.  The one they tell you that begins the waiting game: the week between ovulation and the week your period’s due.   THAT week. ...more

TTC: The Beginning

As stated in my intro, I’m 33.  I have no children, just one very spoiled kitty.  I live with my boyfriend; been together for over 2 years.  I am a part-time caregiver to my terminally ill mother. ...more

MamaDaddy's World: Through A Grown Child's Eyes

My mama is a woman who raised four daughters, buried one and lived to see and help support the raising of three grandchildren.  She is beloved by all who know her and even those who take issue with her meddling, but well-meaning ways eventually grow to admire her. My Mama is my biggest cheerleader and the person I would go to just to talk when I was at my lowest point. So, why is she lying in a bed unable to move?  Why is she suffering so much?  Why has she been stricken with an illness so heinous and sneaky, it takes your breath away...literally? ...more

Moment of Anxiety...Moment of Prayer

Oh God(dess). How much can a human be expected to take? I mean.   Life is hard.  Nothing is promised.  There's reward on The Other Side. ...but to those who believe in a hell after death:  Do you believe in hell here on Earth? I do.  I'm watching it at work.  Not as "punishment" to a bad person.  Not to "correct" a wrong-doing in the traditional sense of right and wrong. Not even close...She is no different from any other human down here living their lives and trying to do their best with what they have... ...more

I've been there... so your words truly resonate with me! Your family is so lucky to be able ...more