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The Truth About Some Friendships

Recently,  I have really been feeling like I need to re-evaluate the people who I surround myself with. With two little girls, a husband, a home, a Master's program and the hours spent daily on this blog, it is important to have people in my life that support me and that are uplifting, not constantly negative and completely oblivious to what's going on in my life.I'm busy, yes. I'm a mom and that's a full-time job in and of itself, duh. That doesn't mean I'm not allowed to have real and deep friendships....more

Confession of a Special Needs Parent: She’s Just One of the Kids

Like comic books with floating bubbles showing what people say, I sometimes feel as if my girls were walking around with little floating bubbles that tout, “Down syndrome” or, ‘”cerebral palsy.” I really wish those little bubbles could say more. Most of the time, my children’s limitations are not a result of their disabilities, they’re a result of other people’s low expectations or understanding of their abilities. I don’t want people to limit them based on stereotypes or ignorance ....more

I'm just not into the over the knee boots but ...

I'm just not into the over the knee boots but loving the pop of color! ...more

It is officialy fall

We took a moment to explore what shapes apples make. I say we because I liked it just as much Rose did. Although she didn’t quite understand the stamping part ....more

I need all of this in my closet!! :)

I need all of this in my closet!! :) ...more

Ice Maker Thy Name is Annoying

I’m wondering when my ice maker became such an essential part of my life, as well as the bane of my existence, the thorn in my side. Our ice maker is broken, for the third time, since we’ve moved into the house. We have invested a little over five hundred dollars, so far, in fixing it ....more

beach recap

If you’ve been reading this blog, you know we’re huge fans of the beach. We’re only about 4 hours away from the white sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. It’s a quick trip that I’ve taken for as long as I can remember ....more

The Stigma of Hidden Special Needs

I have children with special needs. Hearing loss, heart defect... those don't cause people to raise an eyebrow. A murmur of sympathy for my son who as endured heart surgery? Yes. A few polite questions about hearing loss? Sure. Judgment? No. But what about other special needs? Try telling someone your child was born addicted to cocaine. Or suffers from FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). These will get you a different reaction entirely. ...more

Never-Empty Nest

A few weeks ago my youngest sister moved out of our parent’s home to begin her journey to adulthood and independence.  My Mom is finally an empty-nester.  She has had children at home for the past 32 years.  32 years.  She obviously was a tad excited as she spared no time changing my sister’s bedroom into her new craft room.  But I know she felt sad and a bit lost as well.  She wasn’t sure what to do with herself without actively playing the role of Mom all the time.I can only imagine how tricky that transition must be....more

Hilarious New Pumpkin Spice Products for Fall

I, like many of you, have succumbed to the siren call.What siren call?  you ask.The siren call of the Pumpkin Spice Latte, of course.As soon as September hits and the leaves curl ever so slightly, I feel excited for fall. And what better way to celebrate fall than with a delicious Pumpkin Spice Latte, suddenly available on every street corner?I have indulged. The first 3 sips were heaven. And then I was pretty much done!But since those blissful 3 sips, I’ve noticed something very interesting....more