Children · Family · My Blog · Travel

Celebrating one more year of survival

So it happened. I am now 32 years of age. Another year down and many more to go.  This year my birthday was celebrated a little bit different from most years because I was traveling for work on my birthday. I was up at 4am (which is way too early for this girl) to catch… Continue reading Celebrating one more year of survival

Complaints · Family · Parenting

Tis the Season for Stress

All I want for Christmas is time with those I love without the pressure and obligation of gifts. Holidays. Business. Marketing. Things. Expectations. Pressure. Don't get me wrong, I love giving people gifts. It makes me feel good to see them smile. However, when it is expected all of the joy of giving is lost.… Continue reading Tis the Season for Stress

Health · Learning · My Blog · Rare Diseases · Transverse Myelitis

The New Normal (long read)

ITransverse Myelitis is an experience that I would not wish on anyone I have truly learned so much in the last two years. I am a better person because of it. I think that TM has really allowed me the time to slow down, stop and look at myself - who I truly am -… Continue reading The New Normal (long read)

Children · My Blog · Parenting

Generation Z

There are many positives to the advances in technology. However, there are some experiences that I am sad my daughter will miss out on. I am sure many parents have felt this way with their children as well with each new generation. Here is my list: Memorizing phone numbers (more than just their own) Talking… Continue reading Generation Z

Children · Family · My Blog

Beach Day in a Boot

Even though I am stuck in a boot we took a day trip to Devil's Lake state park. On our way we decided to take the Merrimac Ferry. Taylor loved it (as usual), but Shiva was not quite as sure. She watched the water as if it couldnt be trusted the whole way across. Blue… Continue reading Beach Day in a Boot

Children · Family · My Blog · Photography

Frustrated, but learning…

I have been working this year on photographing people. My friends and family are kind enough to let me give it a whirl. I am not sure if this will ever be a profession, but I love giving them this gift. About a week ago I did my first maternity / family portrait session. We… Continue reading Frustrated, but learning…