Harsh Realities

October 26, 2018

A Call to 911: A Sick Kiddo & Allergic Reactions

I sit here today holding my handsome and healthy baby boy. Just two days ago, this was not the case. A 911 call, 7 first responders and eventually a trip to the ER would change everything. In a matter of minutes our entire evening changed. The story is simple, but terrifying. Our 4-month-old son has been breast fed since birth. He recently hit a growth…

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October 18, 2018

Grandparents & Not Sweating the Sweets

Today my children visited their grandmother, or as we call her Memeré (French for Grandma). It wasn’t like most visits with a grandparent. This one was at the cemetery. This is the place we must visit her now. She’s no longer on Earth blessing us with her joy, love and cuddles. Instead of packing the car to head for a weekend of fun with her,…

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October 9, 2018

Positive Parents on the Sidelines

  This year our 5-year-old son joined a flag football team and just like that I became a football mom. It was our first experience on the sidelines. Lucky for us, our experience wasn’t like the stories you hear about parents being vicious, loud and disrespectful. It was quite the opposite. Here’s a tribute to a sideline hero, #5’s dad. Hey, #5’s Dad! You sir,…

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October 4, 2018

You’ve Gotta Start Somewhere

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” -Dr. Seuss   Let’s get started. This is the creation of something new. Something exciting. Something with lots of happiness, lots of hope, and a sprinkle of harsh realities. Welcome to my new adventure. Welcome to Happiness, Hope & Harsh Realities. Why Write? My mother encouraged me to write and share my…

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A wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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