Getting Back To Mom

child of an alcoholic, healing, forgiveness, Mama Knows It All

Last year around Mother's Day, things were very different. Life was so stressful for me, and my mother, the one person that I wanted to be able to depend on, just wasn't able to be there for me. After years of being sober, she has started to struggle with alcohol addiction again, and the mom I used to know was gone. Last year was also the first time that I shared publicly how I'd felt deserted and alone because of her ¬†addiction. I didn't know it then, but baring my soul like that in the Listen … [Read more...]

Cocktail Dress or Evening Gown: Deciphering the Wedding Dress Code

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As I plan my wedding, there's so many little details to consider that I never even knew about! Well, fortunately, my girl, Heather from Shutterfly, reached out to me with a few helpful tips about wedding dress code. She offered to share her insights with my readers, and since I'm sure some of you might be as clueless as I am, I took her up on the offer! Here's what she has to say: Have you ever received a beautiful wedding invitation with a dress code on it, or one without, and wondered: What … [Read more...]

My Shutterfly Experience and Giveaway!

I have had a lot of jobs in my life. I've been an administrative assistant, a cashier, a drama teacher, a birthday party coordinator, and the list goes on and on. I've never had a job with duties as diverse as being a Mom, though! I'm all of those things and more! One of the best parts of my job of being Ayva's Mom, is being her official archivist! As her Archivist, I am responsible for documenting every single moment of her life. All of them. Every minute. I recognize I might go a little … [Read more...]