Harsh Realities

November 16, 2018

Grieving for the One You Lost & Forgetting the Ones Still Here

My husband was out of town for work, leaving me home for a few days with all 3 children. When my dad heard this, he immediately told the kids he’d be coming up for a slumber party. The kids were overjoyed. It’s not often that you get a sleepover on a school night. It was a win-win. It would provide help with the chaos, and…

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November 8, 2018

An Empty Seat at the Table

The holidays haven’t officially started, and I’m already having a difficult time. This year, the same as last, there will be an empty seat at the table and an empty space in our hearts. My mother passed away in July of 2017. I haven’t been the same since. Her absence leaves an emptiness that can’t be described, nor filled. It just sits there, in my…

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November 3, 2018

Our New Path with Allergies & Allergic Reactions

Last week our 4-month-old son had a severe allergic reaction when given formula for the first time. If you’re new to my website, find the story here. This scary situation led us to immediate referrals for Pediatric Allergists. Last Friday, I sat at the allergist’s office for hours, waiting for answers and curious of the process. They inquired about our trip to the ER, asking…

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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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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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