I am a mother to four great kids, one of whom has flown from the nest. As a pediatric nurse for many years, I have advocated for injury protection, best practices, and empowering caregivers. Becoming a parent was a dream come true for me, and raising kids is the priority in my life presently. Though parenting has many joyful moments, it is not always a blissful ride. It is the hardest job I have ever had. This is real life and raising kids is intense and challenging. My heart is to encourage other parents along this journey that we may spur one another on to the finish line. I love to write and I enjoy looking for joy, laughter, and profound meaning in everyday experiences.