Celebrating With ALS, Despite ALS

Despite ALS, there are some things that we can keep doing and celebrating together. I used to cry every year when setting up Christmas decorations, thinking it was going to be my husband's last one. He continues to celebrate Christmas with us.

Being Thankful when not Everything Is Awesome

The trials of motherhood have taught me patience, problem solving skills, relationship skills, the power of creativity, and how to scarf hidden treats before the scent of chocolate can escape the packaging and lure others to my location.

Tips to Avoid (my) Parenting Fails

My parenting fails have included the usual mishaps, but my largest parenting fails have mostly indicated that it's tricky to keep track of so many kids. In the fall, five or six years ago, we went on a family picnic.  It was a nice area with trees and room to let the kids run

Love Fashion, but Hate Shopping

I like my fashion like I like my kids' homework: Quick and Easy! It feels good to know I'm dressed like an adult with some fashion sense.  It makes me look and feel like I have my sh*t together.  The thing is, I don't have time or patience to shop, and I can't tell if