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Recovering from a Brain Injury and a Bump in the Road

Recovering from a Brain Injury and a Bump in the Road

This past weekend I ran a race with all of our kids.  The baby was in the stroller, and my two older children ran beside me (or somewhere nearby, HA!).  My husband and I usually run with each of the big kids, but he wasn’t […]

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot Mac and Cheese

Crockpot cooking is my version of “cooking.”  I was never much of a cook prior to my TBI, I didn’t have the time.  After my TBI? Forget it!  It was/is so challenging. Too many ingredients, too many steps and the fact that I constantly lose […]

My 2018 Resolution: Chasing Happiness

My 2018 Resolution: Chasing Happiness

My resolution this year was to be happy. I wanted to eliminate the things that I was wasting my energy on and pursue happiness.  Each day, this has taken on a different mean and guides in my decisions for my family.  I have spent the […]

Third Time is a Charm

Third Time is a Charm

She’s fallen asleep in my arms again and I want time to slow down.  I’ll hold her long enough to write this, because the days are long, but the years are so very short. When I first started my blog in July, she was nursing […]

Crockpot Cooking: 3 of our Favorite Recipes

Crockpot Cooking: 3 of our Favorite Recipes

One of the number one survival tips I utilize weekly is my crockpot.  I was never much of a cook before my head injury and my accident made it much worse.  At least when I was working, we would have food in the kitchen. After […]

Surviving as a Mom when I feel like I can’t push through…

Surviving as a Mom when I feel like I can’t push through…

I have been living a post- TBI life for 9.5 years. Some days, my accident feels like it was yesterday.  Other days, I realize just how long I have been living this way.  Our lives have changed so much in 9.5 years, which is what makes […]

Let’s Meditate in March!

Let’s Meditate in March!

March is Brain Injury Awareness month and I am going to be joining a meditation challenge hosted by Love Your Brain.  This organization is near and dear to me because I am a TBI survivor.  I know firsthand how instrumental yoga and meditation have been […]

Birthday Party Guest Lists:  Why It’s Okay to Not Invite the Entire Class

Birthday Party Guest Lists: Why It’s Okay to Not Invite the Entire Class

We celebrated our daughter’s sixth birthday party this past weekend.  She excitedly had been planning this event for a few months now.  One of her first big decisions was whether or not she should have a birthday party at all.  Last year, we gave her […]

I wish I was still scared of the dark…

I wish I was still scared of the dark…

We were getting ready for bed the other night when my daughter came flying into our bedroom with her nightgown. I asked her why she was running like a madman and she said, “I’m just scared of the dark.” The lights weren’t on in the […]

Five Things I’ve Learned in Six Months of Blogging

Five Things I’ve Learned in Six Months of Blogging

This week commemorated six months of blogging.  When I started my goal was to do it for one year.  I had zero expectations, but I knew I wanted to begin sharing my story and our journey and connect with the virtual world. Due to my […]