Recipe For Good Mothering

How To Thrive: Arianna's Third Metric Approach To Parenting

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hbksloss thanks Heidi! I hopped over to your blog and loved reading! Hope you are enjoying your ...more

Find Your Rainbows; The Life Lessons Our Kids Teach Us

 “ Mom, when I grow up I want to be a nurse so I can help people.." Mommy, will you teach me everything you do, so I know how to be a good Mom?”...more

Slowing Down , Splashing In The Rain

IIt is bedtime, and my daughter Zoe, fresh from her bath, is heading to the kitchen table for her nightly medicine and dessert. She is tired, I can tell, by the slow way her legs come together, causing a clumsy and uneven gait. Step by step, she makes her way pulling her walker behind her. She moves forward to the promise of cookies and milk, humming her way down the hall....more

Why I Blog, To Celebrate the Simple Every Day, One Story At A Time

After my daughter Zoe was diagnosed, I would find myself in the middle of the night at my bookcase searching for the right book. I had filled more than two shelves, overflowing with books about understanding the special needs child. Books about epilepsy, sensory disorders, inclusive education, cognitive issues, and in a way.. all of these books were helpful. Reading all of these books taught me to parent with more confidence....more

Googling Through Motherhood: What Search Engines Can't Tell You

I have my mothering moments of pure bliss... but I also have Mom moments when I am feeling low, unsure what to try next. For me, these times of desperate reflection strike late at night when I am frustrated and frenzied in my desire for a fast solution. And for these times... Google is always there for me. ...more
I have a 20 year old son and then 13 years later I had 2 more kids when googling everything is ...more

Choosing Neti Pots to Ease My Son's Sinus Suffering

What seemed like an unsolvable problem with my son's sinus infections got better, with some problem-solving from Mom. ...more
I use the neti pot when I am getting or have  a cold. Cuts down on the length and severity.more

Celebrating the Small Victories

Today I had one of those special moments. It took me a minute to realize the full magnitude of the event. You see this morning was just like any other morning. I walked into Bo's room and flipped on the light. She didn't stir. She's always been a heavy sleeper. I sat quietly on the edge of her bed watching her sleep for a moment, studying her face and thinking about how fast she's growing up. I then began my normal annoying mom routine of lightly tapping her shoulders, calling her name, and sometimes even resorting to singing obnoxious little made up songs to get her to wake up. ...more