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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...


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...

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...

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

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...

Your Whole Life

This got me. This blurry little e-card or meme or whatever it's got me. It made me stop. It made me hold my breath.  And I...


In the summer, I go MIA from my life. I leave the state, I travel to visit family and friends, I camp out at my parents' house for...

Maybe a Miracle

I want to go hiking. I want to go to this place that has a trail that leads to a waterfall. The waterfall feeds into a stream, and...

Three Little Words

"Everything looks great!" Three words that can create a sense of relief that is indescribable unless you've felt it. Three words that,...

Beating It

Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh Duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh So Beat it. Just...

Why I Wear Read

HAPPY HEART MONTH! Today is the beginning of an entire month dedicated to the heart!  Heart health.  Heart disease awareness.  Heart...


2019 has officially been around for a entire week.  Congrats.  51 one more of them to go.   So far, this new year still has me filled...

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