Tag: family story

Sharing Moments of Motherhood

Posted January 31, 2013 by Tanya M in Family Fun, Uncategorized / 13 Comments

I’m linking up with Andrea from Good Girl Gone Redneck to Share Moments of Motherhood (MOM). Here’s my list of You Know You’re a Mom When…. 1. Running out of milk, cereal, coffee, wine or beer IS a legitimate emergency. 2. Dinner conversation about poop no longer grosses you out. In fact, you come to expect it. 3. You’ve ever said “Get off the dog, she is not a horse!”, “I know the dog licked you, but don’t lick the dog!”, “Get your butt off the kitchen table!”, or “Why aren’t you wearing any underwear?” 4. You give the food […]

Message to my Middle Child

Originally posted, February 2011 I continue my messages to those I cherish for the month of February, today is dedicated to my middle child, codename: Superstar. I always thought we’d have more than one child. I grew up an only child and always longed for a sibling.  Once we finally brought our first beautiful baby home, I never suspected it’d be so difficult to get pregnant again.  When my oldest was 2 years old, we started trying for baby #2 and after 2 and a half years of no success despite fertility drugs, I’d given up.  I switched jobs and resumed strong […]

Ode to My Oldest Child

Originally posted February, 2011… Ok so i’m no poet, i have trouble writing ideas simply..but since February is the month of love, I’m appreciating my loved ones and first, my oldest son. I endured surgery and bedrest to carry my oldest son to term and I cherished every day of my pregnancy with him and the 70 pounds I gained!  The weight didn’t matter, I came home a new mom with the cutest little bundle of joy and we were in heaven from day one.  He was such an easy baby, in retrospect, he ate well, slept well, he loved to […]

Our Sweet Superstar

Originally posted April, 2012…. Out of the gazillion pictures I take of our boys, once in a while I get a gem like this and just had to share in Click It Up a Notch’s March Photography Contest.  We were playing one afternoon inside and Superstar loves to lie on the couch near the window.  Remembering the tips I learned on window lighting, I positioned myself in front of the window at an angle to Superstar and clicked away. This is our sweet Superstar.  He melts our hearts with his gentle, loving eyes and as you can see…he knows it, […]

The Joy and Light in Their Eyes

Originally posted March 14, 2012…I had my remicade infusion yesterday for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. The treatment wears me out but normally after some good rest, I am back in full swing the next day. However, today was very difficult for me, I could hardly walk at work, I wrote slowly, I even drove slowly! All my joints were stiff and painful, they would just not move. It gave me flashbacks to my low point before my diagnosis when I cried from the pain walking down the halls at work and an elderly coworker asked me if I was ok as […]

A Blog With a Purpose

Posted April 25, 2012 by Tanya M in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

My first blog post, originally posted January 29, 2011… Let the blogging begin! The idea to start this blog came from the great night I had on Thursday. As a working mom of 3 amazingly adorable and active boys, I hardly ever take the time to do something for myself….sound familiar? It’s so much easier to focus on accomplishing what needs to be done, ticking off those items on my ever extensive to-do list. I thought it would ease my stress to constantly be doing something that I have to do rather than investing that time in something I enjoy. […]

Why Are These Small Victories?

Posted April 25, 2012 by Tanya M in Rheumatoid Arthritis / 9 Comments

Originally posted September 7, 2011… For those who don’t know me personally, I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for the past 10 years now. I was diagnosed after my first darling son was born. I, like so many others, didn’t know what Rheumatoid Arthritis was or how it would so greatly impact my life. The disease has taken it’s toll on my body these past 10 years, but I would like to think it’s made me stronger in spirit. Since I am also a full-time working mom of 3 active young kids, I definitely have a full plate. As many parents […]