I just returned from my first trip back home to visit my mom and dad. I must admit, I was a nervous wreck heading to the Tampa airport to catch my flight, so much so that I parked in the wrong parking garage. I was supposed to park in the cheap parking garage, but I … Continue reading Mama, I’m Coming Home
When I first sat down and started writing my book, I don’t think I ever actually thought that it would be published. I felt stupid, really, telling people that I was writing a book and I imagined them laughing at the thought. I mean, who did I think I was? There was no way that … Continue reading My Book’s First Year in Review
As some of you may already know, my husband and I moved to Florida about two weeks ago. My husband was offered his dream job and it’s quite possibly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him. I would never in a million years ask him to turn down such an opportunity, but I’d be lying if I … Continue reading 1,000 Miles from Home
If you follow my blog, you know that several months ago my dad hired a home health aide to help take care of my mom. At the time, I was feeling stressed out, depressed, overwhelmed, and even isolated, as taking care of my mom part-time had pretty much consumed my whole life. My sister and … Continue reading Am I a Good Daughter?
Why is it that people think that every married woman over the age of 30 is dying to have children? Let me tell you something. They’re not. I’m 32 years old, I’ve been married for almost six years, and I would rather lose a limb than have a child. I have never wanted children. Not … Continue reading Dog Mom AF
Another day, another dozen police officers shot and killed. I’ve read a lot of posts written by police officers and their spouses on this topic. Not only am I a police wife, but I am also a former police officer myself. Therefore, I think I have a unique perspective that may be a little different … Continue reading Boots by the Door
One thing I’ve learned about Alzheimer’s and caregiving is that no two experiences are the same. Alzheimer’s patients are like snowflakes. Every single one is different. When it comes to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, you have to find what works best for you. Sure, there are plenty of proven methods and tips … Continue reading As Long As She’s Happy