Big changes coming to Arizona healthcare

*This is a sponsored post written by me for Theranos. All opinions and experiences are genuinely mine.* Twice a year, and sometimes more, I have to take Cassidy to the lab for blood tests that monitor her thyroid levels. It’s a terribly inconvenient process that always involves visiting the doctor to have him issue an order for the lab work. From there, we have to make a trip to the lab at the hospital to … Continue reading Big changes coming to Arizona healthcare

A prayer for my daughter

A prayer for my daughter

First, Lord: divine patience. These last days bring an achy back and little feet between ribs and a tendency to wish away the hours. Give her patience. And faith in your timing. May she be Courageous but Tender enough to be moved by the miracle within her for it’s the courage that will carry her through contractions, and tenderness that she’ll need on the other side. When the epidural is offered, May she draw from … Continue reading A prayer for my daughter

Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs

Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs

Is it just me, or is one of the best things about spring & summer meals the ability to prepare them outside on the grill? What that means to me is that my grill master husband takes on dinner duty–score! Grill meals also allow for more spontaneity, I think. Such is the case with these yummy Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs. They’re an awesome side served up along with your favorite grilled chicken or burgers. Or … Continue reading Balsamic grilled veggie kebabs

Open letter to my mom on Mother's Day

Open letter to my mom

This being the week leading up to Mother’s Day, I decided to spend it focusing on the mothers in my life. I only have one that I call my own, but there are several other mothers who matter to me. I started with a letter to my grandma, and then wrote one for my daughter. Today’s letter is to my mom. Dear Mom, I’ve been saving this letter for last because I knew it would … Continue reading Open letter to my mom

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Open letter to my daughter, the mother-to-be

This being the week leading up to Mother’s Day, I decided to spend it focusing on the mothers in my life. I only have one that I call my own, but there are several other mothers who matter to me. Today’s letter is to my daughter, as she prepares to give birth to her first baby–a daughter–later this month.

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