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Incase you didn't know it's Heart Month. And you in case you also didn't know, I'm an exhausted teacher in a pandemic and his Heart...

Worth Celebrating

Usually when heart month rolls around I have a grand plan I've been working on for weeks. I plan out my posts, organize, I edit the...

Books Review

Curious. Why do we say, "I read 3 books." or, "Go get your books." but then we go to the book store. The store sells more than one book. ...


In 2020 I received a new label that I wasn't prepared for; "vulnerable". That label is not necessarily bad, but when put in the context...

Who You Are

A lot of people do some of their best thinking in the shower. For me, I do my best crying there. Sure I can have some good thoughts,...

Masked Up

I didn't really want to share this. I didn't really want to "say" anything. There is so much going in our world right now that my words...

A Disappointing First

Today was my annual cardiology appointment. The one where I go and have them check to make sure my half a heart is still half and still...

But If Not. Not, What If

This is not the blog post had I had planed for March. This isn't what I wanted to share or write about. Spending the beginning of...

Momma Knows Best

My mom. If you know her, you know she is a strong lady. Confident and wise. Practical and kind. Her greatest treasure is her family,...

Heart Dad

My dad has been a rock since the very moment our CHD journey bean. I've seen him fight and cry over what CHD has done and where it has...

4 Things from CHD

I have never wanted people to feel sorry for me. I have never wanted to be pitied. I don't like to be patronized or disregarded. There...

Heart Month 2020

This is the month we've all been waiting for!So get out your red, brush up on your facts because... Here! We! Go!

Ready for Heart Month?

Here is a list of some of online shops, stores, and boutiques that sell CHD apparel and accessories for the whole family! (Literally!)

Decade in Review

It’s a brand new decade. We are a whole week in. Thinking back to 10 years ago makes feel old, very old. But also very nostalgic. I may not

A Story of Survival

I found a lump. It was small, life a frozen pea. Early detection saved my life & I believe that now my life’s purpose is to share my story.

Heart Healthy Meal

One of my favorite; an easy to make; meal. It's delicious and heart healthy...and makes great leftovers! Enjoy!

Heart Siblings

Did you know that even though I'm the oldest of my siblings, I'm also the shortest? Did you know that all three of us sleep best on our...

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