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Are you scared?

Are you afraid? Do you think you aren’t strong enough? Are you afraid you won’t finish? Are you so sad that you are here and that you let yourself get here? These were all things that would go through my head. For two years I went to the gym on and off. (Hell, let’s be honest, for the last 15 years) I would get dedicated for a little bit, eat okay, and then stop going. I always felt good when I finished. But if I …

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10 good things, 10 bad things, what are you going to choose to focus on?

Hey HMH Moms and Dads (We know you are out there! Hustling and getting it done!) Happy Wednesday Y’All! Hope you all had an amazing holiday with your families and you were able to slow down a bit and relax before the spirit of the season kicks into high gear. You know what I am talking about! The Holiday Hustle is almost upon us. And it is the most wonderful time of the year, but Oh, Momma, I’m sure we all need a nap! This …

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Happy Halloween

I grew up hating Halloween. I never really had a great costume. I think I was a baby every year. It was an easy costume that required very little money. Costumes were not something we spent money on when I was a kid. And so, all the kids would dress up and look so great and I was always a baby. It included pigtails and pajamas and both were easy and cheap. As I grew older, I remember the haunted houses. My lease favorite place …

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Leaving the house: A comedy of errors

One of my old teachers used to say, “to be on time is late, to be early is on time.” After having children I’d like to add: Being on time with a toddler is impressive, being on time with a newborn is a miracle. Monday baby T hits the 2-weeks new mark, which also means I’m entering my 3rd week of leave.  It’s been relaxing and a test of my ability to slow down. By nature, I’m a busy and efficient person.  I like to …

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Freight Train’s don’t stop me!

Got stopped by an unexpected freight train today! Exactly when I didn’t have time for it! Based on the way this week has started, I should have expected it. I feel like I’ve been throw blockers every since I woke up Monday morning. (Yes it’s only Tuesday.) So I found a way to cope. I was right next to a Taco Restaurant. I solved all the worlds problems with chips and salsa. Life it good again 🙂 Well not good quite yet, but at least …

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Be True to Yourself

The last few weeks I have found myself in situations where I did not agree with the situation I was in. I felt uncomfortable about how I was being talked to and knew I could not stay quiet. In those situation it is tough for me to speak my mind and I know I’m not the only one out there feeling that way. I’m proud to say that in both situation I found a way to dig deep, speak my mind respectively, and walk away …

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Socks for Surgery

I have to dedicate my post this week to my sweet boy. 10 years ago I became a heart mom. At 21 weeks we found out that we were going to have another sweet baby boy. But we also found out that his heart was not forming correctly and there may be other complications as well. There is nothing that can prepare a new parent for this kind of news. And when you start on this journey, you have to lean into a strength you …

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Terrible 9’s – Is that a thing?

Brooke is one of the loves of my life, and I am endlessly proud of her, but sometimes I just can’t handle her! This causes me endless amounts of guilt and fear for the teen years to come.  She has such an attitude at times and she is not even in the double digits yet! How am I going to survive?   Let tell you about a major meltdown I experienced with my daughter this week.  Before I even start the story, I will tell …

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Who is Picking This Curriculum?

I picked up my daughter from practice tonight and she asked how my day was. I could barely squeak it out through the tears. It’s been a tough couple weeks for a multitude of reasons and quite frankly, I am pretending to hold it together. This week is an emotional week for me. It makes me feel so good to bring gift packages to the heart babies as a celebration of my son’s Heartiversary, but it is also difficult to revisit some of these moments …