Christmas Break for kids…not for me

This is the time of year, where it is especially hard being a working mom! Right up there with Summer break! Kids are off of school and mom has to work 😦 It is so hard  to know my kids are at home (probably having a ton of fun) and I’m away from them allContinue reading “Christmas Break for kids…not for me”

Speech from the Celebration of Life service for my Dad

“Hi everyone, I’m Christy, I’m the baby of the family. First of all, we want to thank everyone for the overwhelming support over the last year since he’s been diagnosed; it’s been rough! Lots of ups and downs and more than once we thought we were going to lose him and he just kept fighting!Continue reading “Speech from the Celebration of Life service for my Dad”

“see you later”

This weekend my father went home to his Heavenly Father! He had a year long battle with Melanoma and fought every day, every minute to beat it! He was such a strong, loving, faithful father, husband, grandfather, brother and friend. We love you dad and will miss you more than you will ever know! ThankContinue reading ““see you later””

Back and Forth

I continue to struggle with what’s going on in my life, with my daughters anxiety skyrocketing and fathers cancer slowly taking over his body- I go back and forth about what to feel worse about; my daughters mental health breakdown or fathers future?! 😥 I try and think “find something positive” I always find theContinue reading “Back and Forth”

Yes, I do have a lot to be thankful for but…

So our family has had a rough couple weeks, well months actually! With my dads cancer diagnosis just seems to be more bad news all the time and our oldest daughter’s anxiety has reached a high and has complicated every aspect of our lives! It is so hard to see the ones closest to us suffer!Continue reading “Yes, I do have a lot to be thankful for but…”

Mom Tip #107

Traditions – every family should have some type of tradition – whether that’s Hawaii for Christmas or park for your birthday, it doesn’t matter what the tradition is, but make one or two or 8 🙂 But remember, do what works for YOUR family! You don’t have to do what every other family is doing on Facebook, doContinue reading “Mom Tip #107”

Mom Tip #106

Okay, here it is…my weakness…my weakness is I LOVE to sleep!! So this next tip, I struggle with and that tip is getting up earlier than your family in the morning! When I do (very rarely) the morning goes so much smoother and the day just seems to start better! Every morning I get upContinue reading “Mom Tip #106”

He Will Keep Fighting – our Cancer journey with Dad

This past Sunday started with an emergency trip to the ER via ambulance; my dad (who has stage 4 melanoma throughtout his body) was having severe headaches and yes, it turned out to be a brain bleed. We found out that he had a golf-ball size tumor on his cerebellum and multiple other lesions onContinue reading “He Will Keep Fighting – our Cancer journey with Dad”

Mom Tip #105

Mom Tip #105 – Pray for your kids! First of all, our God is the only one to ultimately protect and care for our (HIS) children! And secondly, it set’s such a good example for children to see/hear us pray for them. I pray in a way, like I’m talking to God as a friend,Continue reading “Mom Tip #105”

Chocolate/Oatmeal Energy Bites

This is simple, chocolate go-to snack! And they are pretty healthy too, so that’s a bonus! Ingredients: 1 cup of Oatmeal (dry) 1/2 cup  peanut butter 1/2 cup of chocolate chips (try mini chips) 1/3 cup of honey 1 tsp. vanilla Another option is to add 1/2 cup of flaxseed. I will typically estimate howContinue reading “Chocolate/Oatmeal Energy Bites”