I just heard the news about Linkin Park’s front man Chester Bennington. I was a fan of Linkin Park growing up and followed Chester’s career. I was not a major fan by any means but he influenced so many who make amazing music today. What an incredible talent. I just had to take a moment and share my thoughts. Before anyone passes judgement, … Read More Chester you are loved…
So incase you were not aware, I am a top Beachbody Coach. That is how I got my start in blogging and building a following through sharing my fitness story. I will be sprinkling a bit about my fitness journey on this blog as it is a big part of who I am. I hope that whatever I share with you will only … Read More Angry in a Good Way
I am sneaking away from a busy Independence Day weekend! It has been absolutely beautiful here in Grand Rapids. I cannot help but want to be out side 24/7! Warren is playing quietly and Scarlett and Eric are asleep. These early mornings are my jam! I get up, I make myself a cup of coffee and I write… IN SILENCE! As we drove in … Read More Warren The Warrior Pt2
This child will change the world. My Son will move mountains. So far he has shocked everyone with his amazing abilities as a child with special needs. It has been shown that Warren has Hypoplasia of the Corpus Callosum. Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a rare birth defect (congenital disorder) in which there is a complete or partial absence of the … Read More National ACC Awareness Day!
“Echogenic bowl, clubbed feet, Trisomy 21, disability, handicap”. These words were thrown around in front of Eric and I for months while we prepared for the arrival of our Son Jack. For Doctors and Nurses it was so matter of fact for them. For us these words changed our entire lives. At first these words scared us, but as we prepared for our … Read More Warren the Warrior Part 1
Our new and beautiful normal! Today we ventured out for a little play time at a jump house! We approached Warren’s feeding time and it was a breeze! It is speculated that my sweet boy has a missing Corpus Callosum. With this abnormality it is common to have a misshapen or deformed larynx. Warren has struggled with aspirating when feeding from a bottle. In … Read More Our New Normal with The G TUBE!
If you do not believe in angel’s already, this might change your mind. Some of you are probably wondering where I am at and what and I doing here? In order to adopt a child from a different State you have to recieve approval from what is called ICPC- The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Basically North Carolina and Michigan have to … Read More I know an Angel and her name is Lindsay!
Baby M. holds a very special place in my heart. I will never forget the moment I laid eyes on him. He is and will always be one of the most beautiful little creatures I have ever seen. Baby M. also remains one of the most heart breaking experiences of my life. I have to call him Baby M because of the … Read More Baby M.
Our adoption journey pt 2 Adoption seemed over whelming and impossible when we sat down to make our plan. We had no idea what we were doing. We trusted the opinion of everyone because we did not know what questions to ask or where to turn. Fortunately we aligned ourselves with an honest and fair Agency in Michigan. They helped us to navigate the … Read More The Adoption Business
Our adoption journey PT 1 photo credit Allison Fowler I woke up and looked at my clock. It was 3:30 am and my heart was beating out of my chest. I felt a swoosh of anxiety rush over my body. “What if it happens again? What if at my 20 week anatomy scan in 3 weeks the Doctor determines that my baby is dead?! … Read More I’ve loved you for 1,000 years
The Ultimate Reset is bringing us closer together. I am not even joking! Here are the benefits of working towards the same fitness goals together: 1. You can cook and prep your meals together rather than alone. 2. If someone drops the ball on prepping meals, you can help by picking up the slack for them. 3. Um we get to laugh about the … Read More It Brings Us Together!
The tunes were pumping, the sun was shining bright, I had a pretty awesome to do list in place, and I was ready to conquer the day… or was I? I quickly noticed that my favorite song was not igniting the same joy in my heart. I looked around out side and everything seemed to be a little bit gloomier. I felt a … Read More My Journey with Depression.