Mom Sanity – My tiny little secret vacations!

I adore my life more than I could ever express. Amazing husband, Amazing Kids, and all healthy and happy. There is stress though, making ends meet for a large homeschooling family basically on a military budget. My personal healthy issues and lasting grief and anxiety are also challenging. Some days the basics get to me….. […]

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Dying. Part 5

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Part 4 One of the hardest parts of my Dads dying days was the pain. Even with all the medication he hurt a lot. We would help him move and have to turn him and he would say ow ow ow. It was the only thing he could really say the last few days. It was […]

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Dying. Part 1

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Dear friends, This post shall not be short and for that I am sorry. It has taken me 2 months now to gather the courage to write it, 2 months to pull myself together enough to look back on all that happened and try to put it into words that will perhaps make sense to […]

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Desperately clinging to every moment with Dad – Pancreatic Cancer

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As family and friends and so many readers already know, my father was told he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. I strongly believe my fathers doctor missed this cancer months ago but that is a post for another day. The fact is, it is through out his body and my Dad went from 200lbs to […]

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Life with our 15 week old + 4 More! Keep Calm And….

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      I have to be honest, she is our 5th and the most discontent baby. She cries so so much and we don’t just let her cry it out. It takes everything we have to help her and keep our sanity. How much longer can this go on? She will be a generally […]

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Update on my Dad and his pancreatic cancer.

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Today was day 1 of his second round of Chemo. It is certainly hard on his body, he feel asleep on his lunch tray with my mom during treatment. I can picture them snoring together. It is hard on the heart that I am not there right now. We planned to be there but we […]

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Counting blessings this October

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      With my Fathers Cancer news a few weeks ago my head has been spinning honestly and seeing clearly has been hard. The shock and sorrow comes in waves but so to does the realization that none of us are promised tomorrow so we must make the most of Today. October is a […]

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Sharing the Reality – My Father suddenly has terminal cancer.

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I try to live an open book life here on my blog, after all it was first created in 2007 as a way for family and friends to keep up with us as we move around the country on the military life adventure. Sometimes it is hard though keeping it real because it means facing […]

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Confession of a breastfeeding and worried Mother.

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Mommy Confession I really wish my baby had not been born 5 weeks early. I know it could have been worse. I know I am lucky. I can’t help it though, the worry is so hard on the heart. I wish I knew why she came at 35 weeks. The placenta was the largest and […]

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Breastfeeding Struggles With Our Near Term Baby

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Rory was born at 35 weeks and 1 Day. She was a wonderful 7lbs and 15oz, 20 inches long. This is large for the gestational age but the dates are correct and her weight it the result of my diabetes even though it was well controlled for 90% of the pregnancy. This was the start […]

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