My mother had two sons from her first marriage. I came along years later after she married my father. I was 6 years old when I figured out we had different dads.
At some point in life, most people need to hire a lawyer. Whether you’re incorporating a new business or going through a complicated divorce, it’s imperative to find the right lawyer for the purpose. Hiring an incompatible lawyer might result in legal repercussions that could further strain your situation.
The season is upon us again.
Siblings fight. It's inevitable. You ate the last cookie, you broke my favourite toy, you told mom, the variations are endless. Here is a story dear to my family and most family
Nevada is an incredible place. It's the sort of thing that nobody realizes until they live here, and sometimes not even then. Most of Nevada is a vast, dry desert. At first glance, it can seem painfully, dully brown. On closer look however, the sun paints magnificent colors in the sky and speckles of colors exist everywhere if you know where to look for them. The quiet and the stars are magnificent.
Going into labor and just assuming you are going to take the epidural and all will be well is exactly what I was assuming... But that isn’t always the case. Which was very unfortunate for me. I hope it doesn’t happen to you, but if it does here are some tips.
I promise I’m not a Grinch, but I might be skipping out on the Holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving and Christmas and I love decorating for them (and will continue to do so in my own home). It’s my extended family that makes it very hard around holiday time. I wrote an article about “Becky” (which is up on my Vocal profile, please check it out), my aunt who is ableist and tends to point out basically everything she thinks I’m doing wrong in my life.
A little over two years ago, I found this site to write my stories and share with people the life lessons I have been taught throughout the years. But about a year ago I began to lose myself for good reason though. I was becoming a mother, I found out I was pregnant at the age of 21. I was lost, confused, and more importantly scared, I didn’t know what the world had in store for me but I thought I was sure enough I would make it through it. I had the love of my life beside me to help me figure it all out, I wasn’t alone.
Last year my grandmother passed away. It was a surprise to us when the doctor told us she had stomach cancer. At her age it was impossible for chemo or any sort of treatment to work on her and living in the US I doubt they would spend any more time and money trying to cure something so life threatening like stomach cancer. I believe the goal for the doctors was to make her feel comfortable and pain free. She would keep asking every day she would spend in the hospital if she was able to go back home. Sometimes I wondered if she already knew that she wouldn’t make it or if she just accepted that her time was coming. She seemed calm most days, I didn’t see her cry about it. I recall when I went to the hospital to visit her and the doctor came in and explained that there was nothing they could do anymore and the best thing was to take her home or place her in a hospice. To this day I still don’t know if we made the right decision of taking her back to her home.