Roughly eight years ago, I created Carrigan’s Joy when I discovered I was pregnant with my daughter. And since that day I’ve captured two pregnancies, my love of running, weight loss challenges, the loss of my parents, career choices, and the destruction and reconstruction of my marriage. I look back on many of the posts here… Continue reading Carrigan’s Joy
As an Exceptional Ed teacher, I get the honor and privilege of working with an amazing group of people: from families, students, therapists, and other teachers; my life is changed by the journeys of the people I come in contact with on a daily basis. And now A&E brings back, for a second season, BORN THIS WAY,… Continue reading Inspirational People Giveaway
My kids and I have always enjoyed traveling. We typically travel a couple times a year to visit family, however, this family trip we’re going BIG and not going home! After an hour of the game, “I Spy,” Momma needed a break and the kids needed to watch a movie. Our portable DVD player has been a… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Entertainment With CozyPhones
As a teacher there are certain things I look forward to in the year: children reaching milestones, the relationships built among the students as well as the families I interact with, and then there’s the holidays and breaks. Spring Break is a big one for me. It’s typically during the Spring, hence the wording, and… Continue reading Spring Break Bucket List
I always know spring is upon us when my chickens go broody and the local feed store showcases their batch of precious baby chicks. And if you’re like me, you simply can’t come away without at least a couple of new or favorite breed of chicks. This year I headed to Stockades with the idea… Continue reading Spring Has Sprung: Baby Chick Time!
I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism. According to my lab results, my thyroid wasn’t producing enough t4 hormones, which is converted to t3 hormones, which dictates life and function to pretty much every cell in the body. Now, here’s the catcher, my TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), the typical test used to determine hypo or hyperthyroidism, reads… Continue reading Healing from Hypothyroidism