Every year, we do the March of Dimes March for Babies. My youngest niece, Brianna, was born 6 weeks early. She is a happy healthy NICU graduate, which we are extremely thankful for. However, every year we meet families who were not able to take their babies home.
It is an emotional day that allows us to pay tribute to that scary time in our lives & be thankful once again that Bri is a feisty, smart 4th grader….
As far back as I can remember, I wanted to be a nurse.
I had an aunt who was a nurse, and she would share the most amazing, cooky stories with me. She was such an interesting person, and I loved being around her. I knew I wanted to grow up and be a nurse just like her.
I muddled my way through college, eventually making it into a nursing school program. Nursing School was probably the most stressful time in my life. Between exams, clinicals, care plans, and so on I felt like I barely had time to breathe, let alone eat or sleep.
I remember leaving the campus for one last time after my final exam, and just crying all the way to my car. The relief was immeasurable. I couldn’t believe I’d finished nursing school.
I thought the hardest part of my nursing career was behind me. And, boy was I wrong.
In honor of Nurses Week, and to all the many wonderful nurses I’ve had the privilege to work alongside, I’m sure you will agree with me that being a nurse is a calling. It is a work of heart, that is not to be taken lightly.
Here are 5 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known Before Becoming A Nurse….
Mother’s Day is a beautiful time of year. It’s a time when we come together to honor the ladies in our life that made us into the people we are today. It’s a wonderful time of celebration and thankfulness.
However, for some women, this time can be filled with feelings of failure and grief as we are reminded of the very thing that we lack but so desperately desire….to be a mother.
Today I’d like to speak to you Mommy’s At Heart for a minute. I’d like to encourage those of you today that long to be a mother so bad you feel it in your very core.
Hygge (actually pronouced “Hoo-gah”) is a Danish concept that has completely changed my day-to-day living. Traditionally, Hygge is described as a way of embracing a cozy life during the cold winter months. But, today I’d like to share with you a seasonal guide, that will help you “live Hygge” all year-long…
Going through difficulties in our life is inevitable. Coping during these deep, dark, life-altering days that change us forever, and learning to embrace our unique story, is the purpose of life, right? I’ve been through times like that, and had days when I thought I couldn’t go on. Today, I’d like to encourage you to embrace your story, even when it hurts by acknowledging your emotions; choosing grace over guilt; and walking in faith & hope.
Welcome to my first Coffee Break post. My hope and desire in the Coffee Break Series is to share with you, my friends, what’s on my heart. Today I’d like to share with you something that hit me over this past week…the importance of turning our house into a home. What does this mean to us as women, wives, & mothers? And, what does this mean for our families?
So, please join me for girl talk, snuggle into a comfy spot for a couple of minutes, savor your coffee, and prepare to be inspired, sweet friend.
Do you ever wonder what your purpose is? What you were put on earth to do and be? I wholeheartedly believe that we all are given special talents and gifts that can be used to help others. But, what do we do when we are at a loss for how to live with purpose, and focus on our goals and ambitions? Lets explore this together, and take a journey to find our “why”.
Hygge is a way of life, that is embraced in Denmark, where according to various studies, people are happier than anywhere else in the world. By creating warm, cozy homes, celebrating the season, unplugging from technology, and connecting with loved ones and nature, the Danish have learned to live a satisfied and fulfilled life.
I decided to investigate the Hygge way of living, and what I discovered is simple and doable. It’s these simple steps that help the Danish actually enjoy their long winters, and embrace each season of life.
As 2017 is fast approaching, my mind has been reeling with everything I’d love to accomplish in the New Year. I’m a confessed serial goal setter, and barely ever see them to completion. I bet I’m not alone.
I love making New Years Resolutions. I love the feeling of a brand new beginning, and I love taking the time to jot down what I’d like to do, see, and conquer in the new year!
But, how do I…well…we ?…make measurable goals that we can keep and actually get to check off our to do list at the end of the year?
Well, I went to “All-Knowing” Pinterest to find out, and I’ve got the answers for you here! So, let’s get started on our New Years Resolutions/Goals for 2017, & make it our best year yet!
I’ll never forget that first Christmas after I lost our first baby. I kept quite busy Christmas Eve baking, and decorating gingerbread houses, and watching Christmas movies with my hubby…much like every Christmas before and since. But, that year was different.