I am a wife, a homeschooler mom, a nurse, a chauffeur, chef (maybe like twice a year) and a crappy maid.  I have been married for 11 years (wow, when did that happen?) and have 2 beautiful children that I tuck in when I’m not night-shift nursing.  I have planned funerals for my other 2 babies that were taken from our lives way too soon.

Photo: Carolyne Mayo Photography

Every day is an amazing fight, be it getting out of bed — sometimes that takes all I have– or fighting the bedtime routine for my 5-year-old.  My oldest is 10 and is getting to the moody pre-teen stage way sooner than I would have predicted.

This is just my life, the good, the bad and sometimes the REALLY ugly. You are welcome to laugh, cry or yoga along with me.  I’m going to share with you the battles and joys of my life.  I figure that I am not the only one with some of these problems and if I can make you not feel so alone, then that’s worth more than I can say.

Living is hard.  Parenting is exhausting.  Grieving through both is sometimes more than words can describe.  If you’re doing any of this (and if you’re reading this, I’m assuming you’re at least doing the first one), then you are not by yourself.  No one should struggle alone.