The In Between

In our house, we believe in second chances. Thank God for that, because most days I ask for more than five. I forever lose patience and sometimes even temper for the silly things, the serious things and all the things in between. It’s the things "in between" I write...

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Summer Fitness For Ages 11-14

Find their Force this summer! We are looking athletes ages 11-14 to crush some fitness goals! If your child plays a sport like soccer, lacrosse, basketball or field hockey, you know fitness is just as important as skill. Your friends at CrossFit 1Force put together a...

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“You are very lucky in your great misfortune.” Monday was our first follow up with Jesse’s neurosurgeon after discharge. The doctor went through all of Jesse’s brain scans with us—from the first in the ER on March 24 to the one he got just days before the...

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Relentless AF

Cruz got off the bus the other day crying so hard I could barely understand him. I came home for a quick shower and to love my kids for a few hours, and seeing him upset sent me reeling. I asked him to calm down, speak slow and tell Mommy what was wrong. “But it’s not...

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The oatmeal at Penn Presbyterian Hospital was bomb. That means a lot coming from me, I don’t usually like oatmeal, but Crespo loves it. I established a regular routine during our 12-day stay there, and each day that started with oatmeal. I’d head to the cafe each...

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Strength is a gift

You give yourself.