Tag: life

4 Surprises from My First Month on Keto

4 Surprises from My First Month on Keto

I normally wouldn’t share a post like this, but I’m kinda amazed and want to tell anyone who will listen about it… I’ve mentioned in some previous posts about the problems with my neck/ arm but haven’t really given a lot of details about what it’s meant for my daily life. One if the hardest […]

Posted April 11, 2019 by Jess C. in keto diet / 4 Comments
Note to Self: You do NOT handle steroids well!

Note to Self: You do NOT handle steroids well!

As I’ve mentioned before, I have arthritis in my neck and bulging discs hitting my spinal cord. This has caused weakness in my right arm and a decrease in grip strength, among other very painful issues in my neck/shoulder area itself. (I personally feel having this issue in my left arm would be way better, […]

Posted February 8, 2019 by Jess C. in Note to Self / 0 Comments
Note to Self: You’re Not on Vacation Anymore!

Note to Self: You’re Not on Vacation Anymore!

Well, I’m back (sorta)! We had an amazing time on our vacation. But I think my brain may still be there! I cannot seem to get back into the swing of things now that I’m back home… I don’t feel like cleaning, writing, cooking, or really doing anything that requires effort at all. Even carrying […]

Posted February 1, 2019 by Jess C. in Note to Self / 0 Comments
My StoryCorps interview with my daddy

My StoryCorps interview with my daddy

Back in October, I was able to participate in StoryCorps and interview my father. If you haven’t heard of StoryCorps, or don’t know what it is, you can watch the short video below. Also, visit their website at www.storycorps.org to learn more. Here’s a short snippet from their About page: StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve […]

Posted December 6, 2018 by Jess C. in family / 0 Comments
The Books That Got Me Through 2018

The Books That Got Me Through 2018

We’re coming up on the end of 2018 and I’ve been thinking a lot about all that’s happened this year… My oldest daughter graduated from high school in May and went away to university in August. My youngest daughter moved in with her father in August. My husband and I had our first foster placement […]

Posted December 4, 2018 by Jess C. in book reviews / 16 Comments
Our Life will NEVER be the Same.

Our Life will NEVER be the Same.

After almost an entire year, our first foster placement left yesterday. We knew it was going to be hard, but knowing something in the abstract and actually experiencing it are never the same thing – NOTHING can prepare a heart for this…

Posted November 17, 2018 by Jess C. in family, foster care / 8 Comments