New Year, New Me

New Year, New Me

With the new year upon us, everyone is making their New Years resolutions. We have all tried them and most of us were less than successful. Don’t worry, there will be no judgment from me. Mine only lasted three days one year. This year I am not going to make a New Years resolution. This year I am making a promise to myself. I promise to be a better person. I promise to be nicer to everyone. I have not…

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Santa Replies!

Santa Replies!

Dear Melanie,   You get into an awful lot of stuff, but you’ve definitely been a very good girl this year. I see you helping grandma, mommy, and Sara around the house with all your cleaning. I even saw you sweeping today. You are an excellent little helper, and I think my elves just might have some good stuff for you this year I saw that nasty fall you took. It seems like you’ve had a rough month! I don’t…

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Kids 2017 Letters to Santa

Kids 2017 Letters to Santa

Dear Santa,   I want and something to jump on this year, because i really like to jump. Maybe a . I’d also like my two front teeth this year. I tried to be a good girl this year.   Love, Melanie       Dear Santa,   Is Rudolph’s nose still working? I know I have been bad this year, but I’ve changed my behavior a few times, so if you want to give me coal for Christmas, you…

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No More Monkeys Jumping on the…Couch?

No More Monkeys Jumping on the…Couch?

I was on my way home from work on my late night last week. I talk to my older girls on my way home to hear how their day went. Once I am home, the younger kids take up most of my time. I am on the phone with my 14 year old and in the middle of our conversation I hear my one year old’s horrific crying and screaming and my 14 year old drop her phone. I tried…

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Dear Santa

Dear Santa

Dear Santa, I haven’t written to you in many years.  Just because I haven’t written, does not mean that I no longer believe in you.  I do believe. My two older daughters wrote to you back in 2008.  It was probably the most important letter to you that they have ever written.  we, as a family, had a rough year.  It was a difficult holiday season with the loss of Arianna and Amberly still being in the NICU. The girls…

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Sara Entering Adulthood

Sara Entering Adulthood

Dear Sara As your high school years come to an end and the re world begins you will feel different emotions. Not only is it an exciting time, but it is also a scary time. Everything is changing. Yes, everything is changing. You are no longer that little girl who was playing with my hair and doing my makeup while watching Blue’s Clues. My silly Sara has grown up to be smart, sassy Sara. Not only have you changed, but…

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Undiagnosed

Undiagnosed

A lot of illnesses are easy to diagnose. Other illnesses are not so easy to diagnose. A lot of people suffer for weeks, months, or even years, and other pass away before getting an answer. It’s very frustrating for them and their families. My oldest daughter has been suffering with a condition that has yet to be diagnosed for the past seven years. It gets worse and worse each year. She was originally diagnosed with asthma at the age of…

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