Lying in bed for the past six weeks recovering from this knee injury has certainly taken its toll on me financially. If that isn’t bad enough, I’m feeling uncomfortably fat due to the lack of exercise and large amount of bed rest.

Let’s add in the stress of my son, Marc missing, which resulted in a visit to the police station and a Silver Alert being broadcast through a wide array of media outlets. (Also, one of the reasons that I haven’t posted on my blog.)

Marc was located tonight and returned safely.

Thank God.

I seriously need to start taking better care of myself.

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(That’s not me but certainly, how I feel at this moment)


I know that there are a million different diets out there. I am limited as to an exercise routine because of my knee. (So going out walking is out of the question.)

Let me ask all of you…what are your best diet tips for losing weight?

How can I get enough exercise to burn calories when I’m down a limb?

I’m not feeling very funny today.

Quite truthfully, I’m pretty depressed.




I can surely use some inspiration and advice.

Thank you,

Erin Cooper Reed

My Life, I Swear…





A Serene Life

I always imagined a serene life. Sure, I wanted the white picket fence and plenty of babies. I like so many of you,  oohed and ahhed over the tiny shoes and adorable onesies. I always wanted to be a mom. In fact, I think it was all I ever wanted.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that motherhood would give me the God-given ability to put together with ease, sentences like, “Hold on a minute mom. GET THE SPATULA AWAY FROM THAT CAT! Sorry, you were saying?” or “What is this RUBBER MALLET doing in the bathroom towel basket?”

Little did I know that this was only the very beginning of the craziness. I have so many funny, as well as exasperating stories of raising my small brood of three boys. (Just for the record, three kids feels like ten kids. Trust me on this.) Part of me doesn’t even know where to begin, as the stories compile daily, and sometimes by the hour.

I promise, I will make you laugh until your sides hurt…and just maybe, you’ll find the strength to get through what you’re dealing with on any given day.

Stay tuned! And most of all, my greatest piece of advice, don’t ever lose your sense of humor!