My self care habits

In todays fast paced world, it is easy to neglect ourselves because we "just don't have time." However, the longer we put off taking care of ourselves, the harder it will be to form good habits! I was never one of those people who talked or even believed much in self-care. I was always to... Continue Reading →

Learning flexibility

Life is unpredictable for anyone, but especially for a LEOW. It is important to learn flexibility, something I am striving for every day.  Most who know me know I can be a little bit of a control freak. I like to plan out every single detail and prepare for every circumstance. However, the older I... Continue Reading →

The magic of kindness

We live in a world where social media bombards us nearly every waking moment. News outlets cover every heartbreaking story and the bad things happening all over the globe. There seems to be this melancholy feeling that hangs over all of us as we soak in the negative. Yet so many beautiful moments are left... Continue Reading →

5 Ways I support my LEO

5 ways I support my LEO husband Watching my husband become an Ohio State Trooper was one of the proudest moments of my life. While I would be proud of him if he worked a trash route, that sharp gray uniform certainly doesn’t hurt anything. Every day since he was accepted into this program, I... Continue Reading →

Hyperemesis Gravidarum…

Pregnancy brings on morning sickness. Everyone knows that. I had prepared myself for that and was more than happy to endure it for a few short weeks at the beginning of my pregnancy. What I didn’t know was that I would face something far more debilitating. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a form of extreme “morning... Continue Reading →


Finding out your expecting a little one brings a flood of emotions. For me, it was joy, elation, and lots of love. For the first few weeks I was walking on cloud nine and couldn’t believe I was going to be a mama. Then after the original shock wore off, those overwhelming fears and doubts... Continue Reading →

My dream come true….

 Our lives were changed in February when I found out I was pregnant at about 5 weeks along. I honestly didn’t think I was pregnant but Russell had mentioned that I was getting more…busty and he’s like “What’s up with that?” I just shrugged and moved on. Later on that evening, I thought well might... Continue Reading →

The beginning of forever….

In life, we make small decisions everyday that affect our overall story. For me, one tiny decision altered my life and gave me the reality I have now.  I didn't have my first job till I had finished high school, a rule my dad enforced for my younger sister and me. I lived in a... Continue Reading →

The journey begins…

Well hello there! Thank you for stopping by my new space! My name is Samie and I hope in the next few minutes you can get to know a little about me. I am married to the love of my life, my very own hero, Russell. We are expecting our first baby and couldn't be... Continue Reading →

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