A Kick in the Pants

Sometimes things come up just when you need to see them and today is one of those days. This morning I read a blog post from one of my favourite bloggers (Meg from bbhwithms) that really kicked me in the butt. I like to think I am doing well managing my MS, but I now realize…

Dear Little One

Well, we are 2 days away from a brand-new baby entering our family.  Our oldest daughter is set to deliver by cesarean on Wednesday and I can’t help but be so excited and anxious about his arrival (that’s right, it’s a boy)!  I’m not anxious in a nervous way, I am anxious in a “I…

Traveling Tribe and Pickle Soup

A couple of weeks before my recent vacation to Mexico, I grew anxious. Not about crime, the effect of travel on my MS or about my travel partners, but from the guilt of taking a trip itself. This was the worst kind of remorse: mother’s guilt, wife guilt, etc. Guilt because my husband was working away…

Up, Up and Away!

I have spent the last week packing and unpacking my suitcase for a girls trip to Mexico. I’m sure I have twice as many clothes as I need, but at least I won’t have to go naked. I can’t tell you how excited I am for this trip with friends that I have known for over 40 years…..you…

I’ve been on a binge!

I have been binge watching This is Us, so please forgive me for being kind of sappy. I actually avoided watching the show because I knew it was an emotional family drama and I don’t really need to listen or watch somebody else’s family drama, yet here I am watching it and now I am…

One of my biggest mommy fails

There is no denying that I dropped the ball once again.  I’m not talking about dropping the ball when you are playing second base and the game is on the line, which I have done as well.  I am talking about dropping the “parenting” ball.  Have you ever done something that you know is wrong…

My MS Diagnosis – Part 2 & Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Jars

This may be a bit long, but its the story, so what can I say? I promise you will be happy with the yummy recipe at the end! Can I share a secret with you?  There is something terrifying about having your first MRI scan, at least for me there was. It was then that I…

Rules I Live By & Low Carb Bagels

Throughout our lives, we’ve been given a hefty dose of advice and “words of wisdom” from our friends, family and anyone else who just feels like they should chime in and I have to admit, I’ve been one of those people. I mean, who hasn’t?  Some of the advice is good but some of it…

World MS Day

I’ve been MIA the past 3 weeks because I have been dealing with a very painful relapse of my MS, but thanks to some heavy duty steroids and some much needed rest and relaxation, I am slowly recovering, and it seems fitting that I am back at it today. So today, in honor of World…

Happy Anniversary

Today is our anniversary and life lately has been hectic to say the least. So I wanted to push pause on the usual blog content to let my husband know just how important he is (as he is working away) to me and the amazing impact he has had on my life.  On May 13,…

Another Silver Lining

I sometimes look around at my life, my husband, my kids and think how in the heck did I get so lucky?  I don’t know the answer to this, all I do know is that the Lord works in mysterious ways and he knew what I needed long before I did.  I’ve always known that…

Savvy Minerals & Morning Glory Muffins!

I don’t consider myself very in tune or knowledgeable about fashion or beauty but when I started my blog I said at some point I would talk about it and the time has come my friends. Have you ever bought something and thought what the hell was I thinking? On TV or in the magazine…