Everyone always talks about having balance in life, but what does that even mean? How can we achieve that in our busy, complex lives? Well, I'm no expert on the yin and yang of the best way for everyone to live, but I'll tell you what I did to get myself back on track.
October 31st. The dreaded day that broke my heart so many years ago. The day that I had one less parent to help guide me through this world. The day that I was no longer daddy's little girl. Alas, this day has crept upon me again. This time, though, for the first time in 18 years I did more than lay on my couch and cry.
The morning I went into labor was a regular morning. We got up, had breakfast and decided to drive out to his parents' house. Mister and his dad were grilling steaks while his mom and I were lounging by the hot tub. My father-in-law says, "she looks like she's gonna have that baby in about 7 hours!" We all laughed not knowing that it would be true.
I had an illness called hypermesis gravidarum; extreme and persistent nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. My body was so achy and weak that I could barely...