Stop It Larry!

I will never forget the day… I was for once minding my own business and walking to my room to get some work done. Then all of a sudden I hear my 10-year-old daughter (9 at the time) yell out;

“Stop wrestling with your blanket like that.”

Something didn’t sit right with me, and I froze for a second, hoping my chihuahua wasn’t doing what I thought he was doing. I slowly walked down the hallway and peeked into the room, and there he was doing what I feared.

Humping his blanket! Read More

I’m A Train Wreck But Yet I Smile

Who in the world knew that parenting would be so hard. I feel like I’m continually moving either in front of or away from a tornado.

My life is literally a walking disaster, but I smile and pretend like I have all my ducks in a row.

Truth be told, I’m a train wreck, and I’m always in a state of confusion! Read More

I Blinked

I’ll never forget the day we found out the gender of our second baby.

We woke up at 7:30 a.m. and started getting my daughter around for the day. We had to drop her off at my parent’s house before my doctor’s appointment.

When we arrived for my appointment I asked my husband what he thought we were having and he quickly responded, Read More

Story Behind My Scars

Society wants you to hate your scars, but I want you to love them!

There are tons of products online and in real-life that are made for the sole purpose of removing scars. I’m not going to lie, I have tried most of them, and then one day I said what the hell am I doing? Read More

Wait What I Have A College Student

Well, I’m almost at that point. My daughter is 18, and I didn’t give her permission to grow up this fast. Every other day my husband or I will have breakdowns about her leaving us in just a short while. Read More

Let’s Talk About Sex

Last Saturday My husband and I had to have a going away to college talk with my daughter, and it was much needed. Mostly because well….she needed it!

It all began when she was on her way to her room to write a few chapters on her new book. She stuck her head in my room and said: “goodnight, I’m going to be in my room for the rest of the night writing.”

I said, “well, wait a second I want to chit chat with you for a minute.” Read More

Is This What Jealousy Feels Like​

I’ve honestly never experienced this jealous feeling that I had on Saturday. I don’t know if my emotions were triggered by the rainy weather or because I was hungry, or perhaps I was just sleepy.

Whatever the case, maybe I felt what I felt, and it made me sad.

This weekend I attended a birthday party, and I was having a great time laughing and talking to all the ladies that I haven’t been able to chat with for a short while.

All of our girls were jumping and having a great time at the trampoline park and happy to celebrate with the birthday girl. Then all of a sudden, my mood shifted, and I wanted to run out in the rain and flop down in the street and scream, “This isn’t fair.”

I hope you got a good laugh picturing me looking like an idiot.

Okay, back to the story, one of my dear friends walks through the door and tells us she is,

wait for it…..

Pregnant!

I grabbed her, hugged her, and couldn’t stop smiling. Once I let her go, I think I stood there frozen for at least 3 minutes. All I could think was she is the luckiest lady on the planet. Even though I must admit, before that moment, the thought of having more kids just didn’t exist.

Not only did it not exist, but when people ask me if my husband, I would ever consider having another child, my quick reply is, “are you crazy”! I have 3 kids, and they keep me on the move nonstop.  It takes all my husband I have to stay afloat, and somedays we barely see each other because he is shuffling a kid one way, and I’m shuffling in the opposite direction with another kid. Plus, we are outnumbered, 3 perky, energetic kids against 2 tired parents.

Talk about brutal.

But, at that moment, I felt something hard for me to describe. I don’t know what word to use other than empty.

You could have chosen to read any blog but you chose mine and I’m honored!

~Belladonna~

13 Years And 1 To Go

My time being a room mom is coming to a rapid end, and I don’t know how to feel about it. For the past 13 years, I have been a room mom and have organized more parties than you can imagine.

I can literally do this in my sleep! Read More

I’m Not Hallucinating​

There I was in my front room minding my own business and rearranging the furniture. I was singing one of my favorite little tunes by  Taylor Swift, I’m not going to say which one because I don’t want to be judged. So there I was singing and having me a good ole time. Then all of a sudden I looked up and there it was staring right in my face. Read More

Gratitude! 1018 Views

I welcome everyone new to Belladonna’s Flashlight and for everyone else, Thank you for staying! I hope you enjoy being apart of the fam and will continue to read and join in on discussions. I love hearing from you all. Read More