Happy Meme Monday: My Original Weight, Literally

When it comes to weight, I’d say it’s a touchy subject. While some are open to talking about it, others are perhaps too sensitive to speak on the matter. Let me be honest though, thinking about my own weight, either I was ‘too’ thin, then at a ‘good’ weight and now – I’m just too sensitive to speak on the matter. Because well, chronic pain and six kids have done a number on me and I’m OK with that. But to lighten the mood on the controversial subject I wanted to share this meme – enjoy!

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Happy Monday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Dear Vegetarians

I’m so far from being a vegetarian, far. But this meme here gave me a chuckle and I just had to share it with you. I’m also loving the fact that Zach Galifianakis is in this meme, one of my favorite comedians, asking a legitimate question. 

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Happy Meme Monday: Kids Never Ending Story

The fact that kids can tell you a story with no end in sight is nothing short of amazing. The timing – this is perfection too! My kids have the perfect timing. They want to tell me a never ending story when I’m trying to make a doctors appointment over the phone, or helping one of their siblings with homework. That moment when you can’t stop what you’re doing because otherwise your brain will really go in a fog and you will not remember absolutely anything – yes that moment!

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Happy Meme Monday: The Makeup Life vs Not

I’m going to admit that a bit of makeup application does make me feel different – good  different. I think regardless of how I would have put that, it may come off a bit shallow. However, the mom life does  come with sleep deprivation and in turn the under eye circles develop and never quite stop showing. So, applying something that can help hide any indication that this mama has not fully  slept since 2007, deserves all the praise in my book. And here’s a wonderful meme to remind me of just  that!

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Brain Surgery May 9, 2013 – Chiari Malformation

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May 9, 2013 is marked within the deepest part of her soul. 

It’s only brain surgery they said.

8 hours into a place of the unknown, she drifted to a deep sleep. 

You never know who or what may change your life – until it does.

And the 8 hours are up, she awakes to a new life – a life of chronic pain that can only been seen in her face.

It’s an invisible illness they said. 

She struggles to maintain her composure.

How does one live with pain, deep pain, pain that doesn’t discriminate and doesn’t stop to ask you your name.

SHE does, she struggles, she cries, she hurts, she screams, she writes, she draws, she smiles, because when time doesn’t stop, she can’t stop.

And when she asks for help, he says, I can’t take the pain, but I can give you something for the pain.

She continues to scream the silent scream.

Be grateful, be thankful – they say.

But when one has no other choice but to be strong, then strong she is. 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month and being that our mental health is just as important as your physical health, I encourage you to get screened, get help or ask for help. There are both adults and children going through some type of mental illness – break the stigma, it’s not bad, you’re not crazy and you can get better by getting help.

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Happy Meme Monday: Private Number

You know that call that reads, ‘unknown caller’? Yes, that one. I must admit, there is nothing more slightly annoying than someone calling me with a blocked number. And I’m most sure, there is nothing more aggravating then me not answering their call.

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Reblog Wednesday: I’m more than just a Mom — Momma Meets World

This reblog comes from Momma Meets World where she speaks on asking herself, who she is, who she is as a whole, as a person, as an individual. It struck a cord with me as Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching. As a stay at home mom often times I feel defined by just that, a stay at home mom. And nothing else. I’ve too often felt like there’s a certain shame behind being a ‘stay at home mom.’ As if there’s nothing interesting, nothing exciting, nothing substantial behind the title. I’m not even speaking solely on mom’s, perhaps you’re a single dad, or single mother, or someone going through anything that has a title attached to it that has a negative cognition.

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Why has society placed a negative stigma over parents wanting to raise their kids at home?

And why are some stay at home parents – as myself, seeking to put more on their plates then what they already have? 

Are we trying to prove something? And to whom?

Truth be told, stay at home moms are not at home eating Dum Dums (lollipops) all day – I know, shocker! In my quest to put my ‘stay at home mom’ title on the side somewhere, I realize I’ve done just that, fill  my plate – to the rim. And you can see more here, on the different things I have going on aside from caring for my kids at home. Yes, granted, because of my diagnosis I do these things from home, however they do  take up my time nonetheless. Also, I’ve realized that there’s no other title more important to me than that of a parent, of a mother and that of a stay at home mom.

If you’re on this quest to redefine yourself or rediscover yourself, know that your kids don’t see a title, but rather a loving parent.

In your own quest to find yourself, don’t lose who you are for the sake of proving society wrong, or anyone else wrong, do things for yourself, for your family and know that at the end, all will be well.

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It’s taken me a very long time to realize that I’ve lost who I am. Who is Monica? A few weeks ago I woke up feeling numb. I’m not sure if I felt sadness, or darkness, or anything for that matter…I just felt blank.

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