Dream Diary: A Visit from My Zombie Grandma and the Lesson She Taught Me

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I was visited by my dead grandmother two nights ago in my dreams. Ugh. It was awful. Well, actually, her appearance was awful, but the message she sent during this visit was nice. Before I explain, let me share a little bit about my grandma. My dad’s mother, Grandma Sue, was very much into appearances. Her […]

Burn the White Flag

It was a Sunday morning, the light streaming in through the blinds as I lay in bed trying to do some work on my laptop to catch up after a busy week of physical therapy, school commitments, toddler wrangling, and feeling unwell. I was listening to a playlist on Spotify called “Happy Folk” as I […]

Trudging Through the Narcolepsy Brain Fog

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One of the most frustrating symptoms of narcolepsy for me is brain fog – that heavy feeling on my skull that clouds my ability to think and react.  Brain fog is like trying to drive through heavy fog.  Since the view is obscured, you slow down.  You must try to pay extra attention to your […]

Overwhelmed

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It’s nearly 2am. I’m pacing around my house, probably embedding a path through the living room, around the kitchen island and back again. I have a baby secured to my chest with a $50 piece of cloth that took me a good hour to tie correctly the first time I tried. This baby will not […]

Jack Michael is Here!

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Jack joined our family 22 days ago on July 4th at 4:06pm weighing 7lbs 15oz. He was 21 inches long. The last few weeks have been a blur of nursing, changing diapers, and trying to rest when I can without neglecting my 5 year old daughter. The newborn stage is rough, but we are getting […]

My Long Hiatus

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Five months after my last post, I’m finally able to muster up some time and energy to provide an update.  I’m sorry I left you all hanging.  It has been a wild and crazy ride.  Here’s a hint: That’s a 25 week baby bump I’m rocking!  I’m carrying a baby boy due July 2nd.  As […]

Making Time to Exercise

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If only… One of the things I was most looking forward to when I decided to become a stay-at-home mom was having time to exercise more regularly. Since I changed my schedule to work in the office in the mornings and from home in the afternoons, I was losing my hour during the day that […]

How Hawaii Changed My Life

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On two occasions in April, I woke up in the 4:00am hour.  Willingly.  The first was on April 9th in order to catch a flight to Hawaii.  The second was just a couple days later in order to go on a photography tour.  The sunrise photograph above was shot sometime around 6:20-something in the morning.  For a person […]

June #Nchat Recap

I have much to update on since my last post almost two months ago.  First, I want to share the June #Nchat recap.  This was the tenth #Nchat and one of my personal favorites!  While we suffer differently as individuals, we have so much in common.  I’m so honored to be a part of the […]

So Over Weight & Cleva (Narcolepsy Poem) by Shelly Bell

Shelly and I follow each other on Twitter.  When she shared this poem with me, I knew I had to share it with the rest of the community. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRn5HnfyTVc Thank you, Shelly, for writing this powerful message that so many of us can relate to in one way or another.   “Sometimes ya gotta get alright […]