All I want is my two front teeth.

    toothless My little BooBear lost another tooth, making this her third loss in a little over a month. Unlike any other time she’s lost a tooth though, she cried with this one.  It wasn’t a painful process or a difficult process. …

    Dear Santa, All I Want For Christmas…

    santaBuford and BooBear would probably cringe if they saw this picture, but I cannot help myself.  Every picture I went through on my phone of them visiting Santa, they both have the same expressions. Buford asked Santa for a new…

    Do men really think so little of women?

    bs2As I was tooling around on Facebook this morning, I stumbled upon an article written by Sarah Palin attacking President Obama and his “war on women.”  Reading the article raised a few questions, but never once did I bat an…

    Is it finally over?

    Halloween came and went this year, mostly unnoticed by my little family. Buford and BooBear took part in the traditional costumes and trick or treating, but were ready to end the holiday early this year.  Last Sunday my munchkins took…

    The Three Little Pigs

    3Pigs_home1_grandeHaving worked second shift for the past two years, I have had to miss out on a lot of moments with my children.  From their after school activities to their bedtime routines.  Before going to seconds, my children and I…

    Family Vacations

    10417629_10152596726297902_7878203907352038587_nOne of my biggest fears in life is not being able to provide my children with memories to take with them as they got older.  I want them to remember the pillow fights, the mini vacations, the cookouts and bonfires. …

    Food for thought.

    As a parent, I find myself struggling daily.  I want my children to grow up being good, honest and hard-working individuals.  I want them to know right from wrong, to understand tolerance and to have one hell of a back…

    Look who’s back!

    After nearly a month away from the computer, I’m back and with a vengeance. Over the past year, my children and I have been through more than our fair share of crappy breaks.  I went through a divorce, lost our…

    Psychotherapist Examines Links Between Child Abuse and Alcoholism

    images (2)College students with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) drink more alcohol than their peers, according to a new study published earlier this year in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. In addition to the problems normally associated with alcohol abuse,

    My Time in Service: A Veteran/Woman/Mother Reflects

    indexSo I was listening to NPR and  James Brabazon, who was mercenary-journalist in Africa, was being interviewed and something he said triggered me.  He mentioned missing it.  Missing the horrific conditions, the constant movement, and occasional horror that he experienced…