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Never giving up

Sleep deprived, no make up, and hair a hot mess. With all three kids in tow, I somehow managed to get mini me to her first summer reading class today. She was a little shy, and toting a sick kid along didn’t help. It would have been easy to sleep in, and forget about class, but we didn’t. We went to our first Summer reading course geared towards those entering first grade.

The point is, I made a commitment to her. For those of you that have followed my blog, then you know that mini me has had trouble with reading and almost didn’t pass Kindergarten. I was thrilled when I found a summer reading program that could help her get ahead of first grade. What I was not thrilled was the price tag, but I refuse to let her get left behind. I read an incredible article that was title too small to fail. We must invest in these little beings to the best of our ability because they are too small to fail. Her future is worth all the effort and energy it takes to get her there. She is too small to fail.

Entry level jobs are requiring more and more advanced degrees. Even the job I currently hold, wants a higher level degree. One that I am working on, but wish I had started much earlier in my nursing career.

She may never understand or appreciate how much we gave to her education. The long nights of crying through homework ( her tears and mine), forcing her to read aloud even when she didn’t want to, all the hours spent on Pinterest learning creative ways to teach her, and money spent to get her help, because sometimes an outside influence is better. I will know, and one day when she asks why I pushed so hard and kept going even when it was clear even I wanted to give up, I will tell her. It’s because her future meant more to me than anything in the world, and in a time when she was too young to realize it, she was too small to fail.


I am a wife of ten years, mom of three, Nurse and student! My household is quite chaotic and busy. With a six year old going on sixteen. we shall call her "Sassy", a four year old, who is stubborn as a mule, she shall be called " mini me", and a one year old, we will call "Buddy". Our girls do Ballet, and our son, well he is all boy! Very curious and always getting in to something. When we found out we were having a boy i laughed and said " god must have known we needed a little less diva in our life," Ha, little boys are quite the handful! I love my kids with all of my heart, and i love my job too! As a nurse leader i get to see many sides to healthcare and help encourage and guide new nurses. I love taking care of patients and being able to have grown up talk and then come home to my babies. The house is usually chaotic with lots of tantrums, and messes, but i wouldn't change it for a bit. On the rare occasion that i am able to have some spare time to myself, i like to read, bake and decorate cakes, and take pictures of my kiddos. Time to myself is rare so i decided to start this blog to have a creative outlet and connect with other working moms, who might be going through the same situations as myself. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and stories as a mom, student, wife and Nurse! These stories will range from Diapers and tutus to meetings and boardrooms! and everything that falls in between. Enjoy and thanks for visiting my site.

9 thoughts on “Never giving up

  1. We shd never give up! No one is too young or too old to fai I my opinion…after all, “failure” is just another life experience to do better. 😊 invest we must and u’re doing great April!

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