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17 Nov 2013

5 Things I Have Learned In One Year

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I’m laying in the very same spot I was at one year ago today… At Girl Scout camp sleeping in the great outdoors with Mia. I can’t help but think of ALL that has happened in one year… 365 days have gone by. What have we accomplished? What has changed? What have I learned? How have I grown? I guess it’s king of like a report card…I can grade myself on the growth that I’ve seen or haven’t seen. It feels like no time has gone by, yet it does… Minute by minute, second by second, time elapses and we are not able to realize it’s gone until we can reflect. Here are my 5 top things I have learned and why I feel I am a better person because of them.

1. Baby Steps. Everyone does things on their own time. No need to rush. If and when they are ready, they will proceed accordingly. Don’t rush. One must not always crawl before they can walk… If scooting is easier, go for it. Baby steps are the key to a successful foundation of greatness.

2. Perfection is wearing. Enough said.

3. You cannot do everything, so stop trying. Speaking the truth will set you free.

4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

5. Storms will come and go. You will always remember what happened during them, but will be much better prepared for when they come again.

27 Sep 2012

Routine Doctors Visits

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Here’s the low down on our doctors visits.

3 kids see their special doctor 3 times a year and have blood work done ever 3 months. (Oh! Did I mention that the blood work is $1000 in lab fees per child!)

Needless to say, it’s a long process, but finally at the ripe age if 3 they become comfortable with going. Trust me, the first 2 years are harder on me than them.

Lots of tears between us and them. Lots of questions as to why… (And trust me…I have questions of why myself.)

We see some of the best doctors in Tampa and I can finally speak nurse, insurance and billing. It’s been a long road to get Shelby here. I was a rookie with Jake and learned a lot. I’ll be a pro with Abby. You have to be.

“I am The Parent and I speak for my kids.”

01 Dec 2011

My Shutterfly Christmas 2011

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I stayed up late and have finally finished my “last minute” gifts and cards with Shutterfly. Always a pleasure shopping with Shutterfly!

09 Sep 2011

Simple.

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I need to simplify.  I need things to be in order in order to not go crazy.  I have been blogging since 2004.  I wish that I had been more consistent.  But I think I now know what I have to do.  SImplify.  Everything.  In my life.  I am usually a woman of many words.  But from now on, less is more.  Simple is good.  Life is sweet.  Simple.  I feel better already.