Learning To Ride All The Horses

I had this vision of writing a post for each lesson or at least, each horse I ride. But, time got away from me. Shocking! So, I'm gonna attempt to succinctly sum up my horse adventures so far! I've had several horseback riding lessons since my tacking adventure. I have gone beyond riding Dallas who … Continue reading Learning To Ride All The Horses

I Hate Waking My Son Up

My 13 year old epitomizes the term "heavy sleeper." The worst part of my day has always been any time that I have to wake him up. Homeschool definitely makes that part easier because I can try to let him wake up naturally. Not always, though, because he has been known to sleep all day. … Continue reading I Hate Waking My Son Up

Horseback Riding For Dummies

So I started a thing! Horseback riding lessons! My friend, Paige, (the same one who encouraged my new chicken mama life) has been taking lessons. She offered to gift me an intro lesson and even though, I had serious concerns about my lack of flexibility/strength/coordination, I went for it. And bonus: you're pretty much guaranteed … Continue reading Horseback Riding For Dummies

I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review

They say to write what you know. And there aren't many people who know the costume and convention scene like Candy Keane from Geekmamas. Between her personal cosplays, her geeky blog, and her costume shop (to mention a few), she has kind of done it all. So, yeah, she wrote when she knows! Every caregiver … Continue reading I’m Going To My First Comic Convention, The Book Review

Learning To Live With Epilepsy

You want to be there for your children. You want to believe that as a parent, you have a heightened sense of danger and just plain know when your kids need you. Well, that wasn't the case the other night as Brian and I slept soundly while our son had a seizure in the hallway, … Continue reading Learning To Live With Epilepsy

Hiding Your Pain

I saw a meme today, saying something to the effect of "Don't let others see you struggle. Just get through it and be an inspiration when you succeed." For the life of me, I can't find it again so you'll have to take my word for it. A few people commented with enthusiastic agreement. I … Continue reading Hiding Your Pain

The Kindness Of Strangers

Ever since my mom died, I have been drawn to all things yellow. You see, my mom loved the color yellow. She didn't wear it much but she liked it around her. My childhood bedroom walls, trinkets, flowers, soap containers; all yellow. So now I'm drawn to yellow because it's a way to connect to … Continue reading The Kindness Of Strangers

I Feel Like I’m Failing My Son

I'm going through it with William. I've wanted to write about it but the unfortunate reality is that he's fifteen and doing so violates his privacy to a certain extent. But, still all these words are inside me, my fingers ache to type them and my brain aches to get them out of my head. … Continue reading I Feel Like I’m Failing My Son

We All Need Mental Health Help Sometimes

I debated writing this. I'm not sure if I'll even post it. It makes me feel weak. And I'm afraid of being judged. But, since it is the time of "removing the stigma," I'll try to join in. I've been depressed. I have always been good at talking myself out of being sad. I've also been guilty of wishing … Continue reading We All Need Mental Health Help Sometimes