Thursday evening, 5:45 pm, day 10,526 of the Covid-19 pandemic. I had just gotten home from my day job in a local health clinic, in a large hospital. I had been on the phone all day. For the last few weeks, we have been getting calls from scared patients, adapting to our current normal of … Continue reading 20 Minutes…
Spring is a season of new for me. It’s not my favorite season, but it is a very close second. I love the freshness of it all. The flowers, the birds, the coolness in the morning with the promise of warmth to come, it all makes me happy. And where fall (my absolute favorite) causes … Continue reading Chocolate Gravy
Remember, romance isn't always about big gestures, date nights, and fancy gifts. Sometimes its having someone else there to help clean up the throw up or change the sheets.
Valentine's Day is almost here! And whether you are like my husband and I and choose to celebrate on a different day in order to avoid the crowds, or you just can't find a babysitter this year, you may be looking for some ways to celebrate with the kids. This year my husband, teens, and … Continue reading Valentine’s Day With the Kids
You're Pregnant! The test was positive, the baby is on its way, so now what? Pretty soon you may start noticing the changes to your body. They may be subtle at first or they may come on full, hard and fast! If morning sickness, headaches, and fatigue are getting to you, you aren’t alone! According … Continue reading First Trimester Changes
My family is a family of nerds. You can walk into my house and get into a debate about Harry Potter, Marvel, DC, Lord of the Rings, or Disney at any given moment. Looking around my house you would think we are pretty normal, messy and oddly book obsessed, but normal. Then we start talking. … Continue reading Meet Cindy
It’s a new year and a new decade (unless you talk to my husband, he has stated the decade begins in 2021). And for some of you there is also a new baby or pregnancy! Whether this was planned or not, Congratulations! A new child brings so many changes, but one we don’t discuss often … Continue reading New Year, New Family
One of my earliest memories is riding my tricycle around our house while my mom was in labor. I don’t remember which sibling was being born, most likely one of my brothers, but I remember women around, and sunlight, and my bike. I remember feeling happy and loved. When my youngest brother was born, I was almost 7, … Continue reading What is a Doula?