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Do you have a family member that inspires you? I think we all do. I have a few, but today I want to focus on one – my lovely daughter Amber. πŸ™‚ Although Amber is only 17, she is already well on her way to having a college degree. She is dually enrolled in high school and college and when her friends graduate with only a high school diploma, she will have an Associate’s Degree. She also recently secured a job and is planning on taking over her own cell phone bill and car insurance to learn about paying bills.

But this isn’t what makes Amber so special to me. I just wanted to point out a little about her maturity level. Recently Amber passed out at work. She has always been a person who passes out when she gets too hot, doesn’t get enough water, etc. She has fainted at friends’ houses, amusement parks, pretty much everywhere. And now add work to the list. We have told doctors about this and they didn’t seem too concerned {I also did this a lot as a teen} so it’s really just been sort of one of those things.

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We have recently seen a new doctor and he has ideas for what he thinks may be the problem. We go back for tests next week for more information. At any rate, most of you reading this were once teens. So you can imagine how she feels fainting in front of people.Β What I find so inspiring about Amber today is that, no matter how embarrassing this is for her, she just goes right back to work. She still hangs out with friends. She hops right back on the rides at amusement parks. She just rocks it.

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About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. I would love that. We go to NYC sometimes because we are withing driving distance, but don’t stay overnight all that often!

  2. Your daughter sounds like she has had some great grounding and support growing up to turn out so great! She may inspire you, but it sounds like you gave her the right nourishment for those roots to grow! πŸ™‚

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Thank you so much! You definitely hope you do right as a parent, but you never really know until you see how your child turns out.

  3. My friend Diane inspires me as she is battling breast cancer right now with such grace. I hope this new dr can help answer questions for you guys.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I wish the best for Diane on this journey and will keep both you and her in my thoughts.

  4. Your daughter sounds like an amazing young lady! I hope you find out what is causing her to faint when she is overheated. I actually come close to fainting often if I get too hot or do not have enough water, but never knew why this happened.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I am similar. I used to faint a lot when I was younger but when I feel that way now, I know to sit down {or lay down, if possible}. I am chronically dehydrated, no matter how much I drink. It’s really annoying.

  5. That is so wonderful that help may be on the way, and so inspiring that she is so strong with this! All three of my children inspire me, every single day πŸ™‚

  6. Wow. What your daughter is accomplishing at only 17, is super impressive. I certainly was never that motivated or driven at that age. What an inspiration. – Katy

  7. I hope you are able to find out what is causing the fainting. Your daughter sounds like an amazing young woman!

  8. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. She sounds like a really special person, and I hope they figure out what’s causing the fainting – and are able to prevent it.

  9. You must be the proudest mom in the world. Your daughter sounds like a great girl. I hope the doctors are able to stop the fainting, so she won’t be hampered by it anymore. Good luck!

  10. What a great contest and prize! That’s so sweet that your daughter inspires you and what a lovely picture of you both!

  11. What a sweet post about your daughter. Love that your child inspires you to be better. Great giveaway too.

  12. I did this sweepstakes and nominated my mom :), what a great post!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Good luck to your mom! I really love this contest. It’s bringing out a lot of great stories. πŸ™‚

  13. Your daughter sounds like such an impressive young lady! Such an awesome contest!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Thank you. She is a teen and, of course, has her moments. But most of all she is just a super kid. πŸ™‚

  14. Has your daughter seen a cardiologist? My daughter has been passing out since she was in high school- she’s 21 now- and was FINALLY recently diagnosed with dysautonomia, specifically Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and NeuroCardiogenic Syncope. It causes fainting when dehydrated, overheated, or sometimes just because. Feel free to fb message me if you have any questions!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Thanks for the advice, Pam. Actually she was originally thought to have had a cardiological problem by someone that saw her in the ER. However, upon further testing with a pediatric doctor, he believes her to be either hypoglycemic {maybe} or have Diabetes Insipidus {probably – it’s NOT at all related to Diabetes that we commonly talk about, but something to do with the kidneys ability to conserve water}. This is a pretty uncommon condition, so there will be more testing this Friday.

      I hope that you daughter is doing much better now. πŸ™‚

      • Yeah, it took my daughter six-ish? Years to get a diagnosis- turns out what she has isn’t actually a cardiological problem, it’s an autonomic nervous system problem. But it’s much easier for her to tell people it’s a heart problem, haha. Now she takes medicine and drinks over a gallon of water a day and she’s passing out much less. They originally thought it was either diabetes (the normal kind) or hypoglycemia for her, too. Especially since I passed out several times at her age! I hope you guys get it figured out, I know it’s frustrating! πŸ™‚

        • Dawn McAlexander says:

          Thank you so much for commenting. It’s nice to talk to someone who has gone through something similar and who is doing better now. I wish the best for you and your daughter. πŸ™‚

  15. It’s Pam Wattenbarger from the comment groups, by the way. Sorry if I came across creepy! Haha.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Haha! Not creepy at all. I assume you mean the other Pam that I just replied to is you, as well, correct?

  16. Awesome job to your daughter. I hope they can quickly and easily figure out what is causing her to faint.

  17. Dove is such a great company! You and your daughter look like you have a sweet relationship!

  18. I hope the new doctor offers some answers! It’s never easy to deal with medical issues

  19. I am so sorry to hear that your daughter has spells with fainting. I hope that it is nothing. Kudos to her for working hard to be a step ahead of other youth

  20. Love this story! Your daughter sounds like such a strong girl, who will grow up to be a strong woman!

  21. I love that your kids inspire you! Today’s kids are amazingly innovative and creative and more parents need to stop to wonder at their own children like you do!

  22. Maria Oller says:

    Your daughter sounds like wonderful young woman, Congratulations!; my oldest baby is 17 as well almost 18 sometimes I wish she could go back and be 5 forever

  23. Your daughter sounds amazing. I hope you win and I really enjoyed reading the story. Thank you for sharing

  24. I forgot this promotion is still going on, thanks for the reminder going to enter now.

  25. I love her positive keep going attitude! I do hope you get it figured out though. This is a fun way to enter a contest too!

  26. Spectacular young woman. Nice contest as well.

  27. My mom is my inspiration. She is beyond amazing.

  28. I absolutely love New York! It’s where my husband and I had our first real date! So we try to go back as much as we can.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      That is awesome. I have not been to NYC, personally, but my daughter went a couple years ago and loved it.

  29. Your daughter sounds like an amazing young lady. I would so love to win a trip to NYC. I was just there a few weeks ago and it’s my hometown. πŸ™‚

  30. My daughter is definitely my inspiration in life, as well! I entered this contest and hope to win! I wish you the best of luck!