Open Arms

I am not one who particularly enjoys posting on a 'hot to trot' topic like the ones currently trending on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook; but I feel that I have no choice given the hatred being spewed in oh- so -many directions. There are some days where I just want to ignore the news outlets… Continue reading Open Arms

Taketh and Giveth

Lawd or Lawd, today was a day.  I wish I could say it was an unusual day, but then I would be a liar.  While the events of our days vary from time to time, the way they go down is essentially unchanged. For starters, the kids fought.  Shocking.  Over everything and anything.  Most notably… Continue reading Taketh and Giveth

It Happens

My oldest daughter recently had a birthday.  And by recently I mean yesterday. Birthdays are pretty low key around here, but I do strive to make them memorable.   We aren't big on loud celebrations; just an understated, albeit constant, acknowledgement of their birth.  It usually includes our birthday banner, donuts for breakfast with a… Continue reading It Happens

A {real} Post-partum Story

I have a confession. I have been treated for post-partum depression and anxiety following each of my deliveries.  I suspected I would be at risk based on my medical history, but still, I was not prepared. There is an abundance of information surrounding expectant moms related to pregnancy and labor.  But, often times no one talks about what happens after.… Continue reading A {real} Post-partum Story

True Story

Not every story of turmoil and discrimination is a major one.  Some set the tone for adulthood and some just remind us that prejudices exist.  Mine is the latter. I am an American citizen born and {mostly} raised in the United States; more specifically, middle America.   Born to an American mother and Kuwaiti father. I… Continue reading True Story