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Jaxson is 16

Happy 16th Birthday to my son Jaxson. I can’t believe he’s 16. This kid amazes me daily with his strength and determination and no excuses attitude. He works so hard daily between school and baseball and conditioning himself in between both through strength training and mindset. I can definitely say I must have learned my […]

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Day 2 Brain Injury Awareness Month

On Day 2 of brain injury awareness I wonder if you know how common it is to get a brain injury and the difference between an ABI- Acquired Brain Injury and TBI- Traumatic Brain Injury? I want to throw in here how an ABI and TBI can be confusing in the fact that most people […]

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Day 1 Brain Injury Awareness Month

March 1st begins brain injury awareness month! Check out some of the links below and become aware of something that affects so many people including our youth. I never assumed my life would be forever changed due to a TBI. I had multiple mild TBIs before my severe one, I wish I would have known […]

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Toxic Positivity, Supporting Friends Through Hard Times

I was listening to Elyse Snipes podcast today of a mom Rachel from New Zealand who is going through a Leukemia Diagnosis with her 5 year old son and through Covid. It’s a great episode and I highly recommend it. I need to listen again and be ready to take notes but a couple things […]

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TBI Wins

I like to focus on the wins of living life with a brain injury. In general I think it’s important to focus on wins, it’s such a good thing for your mindset and to not focus on all the negative in life and hard, bad things I live with daily but focus on the positive […]

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When My Mindset Shifted: My Newborn Son and His Journey

I realized today I have never posted my sons journey, the journey that changed my life and mindset forever. I have to shout out to my parents, Jaxson’s grandparents for being there daily though it all. When my husband was at work, my mom took me and accompanied me many days. My in laws also […]

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Jack & Betty, my beloved grandparents

My grandma and grandpa Mortensen were amazing. My grandpa was a WW2 veteran who served in the navy. His ship was shot down and he survived. He lost a lung and had other trauma like being lost out at sea for some time. He was a tough old man. My grandma worked in a garden […]

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Halloween Before & After Sobriety

Halloween has definitely not been the same since we got sober. Halloween for me was always a reason to get dressed up and drunk. I just don’t honestly feel the same now that I am sober about dressing up and celebrating halloweeen and as a mom, my teenager is not into it. So we really […]

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Amazing Brain Injury Resources and More

I just wanted to share and spread some great people and amazing resources. Brainstorm for brain injury based in Utah is awesome. I connected with the founders through Instagram. Check out their blog and their website too. Such an amazing resource in the brain injury world. https://brainstormforbraininjury.com/blog/ Also check out IronWill podcast when they Interview […]

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Sobriety- Podcast & Sober Mom Squad

Recently I have taken an Instagram break. Saturday will be a month of no Instagram and I don’t know if I will go until 2021 without it or what. But I have found a few cool tools to keep me busy and feel connected during my Instagram hiatus. I had a good sober community on […]