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Kristi Hittepole Profile: A Bold Battler Surrounded By And Raising Strong Women

Kristi Hittepole is a 40-year-old financial consultant and single mom of two busy girls, age 14 and 11. She’s a breast cancer survivor who has undergone over 20 surgeries since 2011. She’s my cousin-in-law and latest inspiration. She candidly shares how her divorce was the impetus to shift her life from being selfish to being focused on something more important. She describes a horrible journey through breast cancer with…

Live A Full Life

They say the third time’s the charm. Joy Discovered is my third blog and finally, I have gotten it right. My first blog HappyLifeYoga was created in 2010 to share what I was learning about myself and the world through the practice and study of yoga. Then I built SaraMuellerNow in 2011 to market my yoga teaching and writing. When I went back to work full-time in the conference production industry in…

A Bittersweet Farewell To Nursing… Or Not

I’ve been weaning Kyen from nursing, and was prepared for this morning’s nursing to be the last one. But tonight as I read Mav a goodnight story, I hear Kyen crying from his room though he is supposed to be asleep. It’s a soft cry, not like his blood-curdling scream that he’s known for. It lands square in the center of my heart. I interpret his cry to be an…

Surviving (Barely) A Night With My Two Little Boys

5:57pm. Time to get ready for battle. Hair goes into a ponytail. I pee because I have no idea when I will have the chance again. Phone in the back pocket for emergency FaceTime calls. I’m ready. With a 23-pound baby in one arm, I use the other to carry a motorized toddler car, a monster truck, handfuls of leaves. I get hit in the head with a rake and dodge a…