I am no longer a slave to fear, I am a child of God." This chorus has been bringing me comfort as I sing it over and over again this week. As I mentioned before on my social media, I had quite a scare this week. After a typical, normal day at home, I began experiencing some major pain in the upper part of my stomach. It was pretty debilitating. … [Read more...]

Card Games at Grandma’s


I took a trip with my toddler to the library this week. As we played and read books, I took a look around. The children's floor was sprinkled with adolescents from the ages of 7-17. And none of them were reading. They were all hunched over their cell phones. Thumbs racing, scrolling, headphones plugging their ears. I wanted to jump up and … [Read more...]

Once You Start Getting a Full Night of Sleep

Once You Start Getting a Full Night of Sleep

Once you start getting a full night of sleep after those early infant days, the world suddenly blooms around you. The sun shines brighter, your children seem nicer, and your Husband looks more appealing. You lose that blurry haze that seemed to surround your thoughts and actions for months upon months (sometimes years!). Your ability to have … [Read more...]

The Dreaded Poo Strike

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I wrote this 3 weeks ago...and we're experiencing the same thing, for the third time in a month. So, I thought I'd share my feelings on the awful, dreaded poo strike.   My son has been holding his poop for 3 days. Not because he's severely constipated or ate something bad. Not because he doesn't know how to poop in the potty- he did … [Read more...]

Sometimes We Get More Than We Can Handle

God Won't Give Me More Than I Can Handle

"God will never give you more than you can handle." Sounds like a nice concept. I wish it was the truth. But, it's not. It's not even biblical. 1 Corinthians 10:13(NIV) says, "And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear." But, that's speaking of temptation. Not of the weight we are capable of bearing. When … [Read more...]

How Having Kids Changes Marriage


Let's be honest. Marriage is work. HARD work. And anyone that says different is a lying liar from liar-ville that lies. It is forever changing. No two days are the same. Early on, your husband will laugh and think it's cute when you roll your eyes at him. On day 1,542, he'll get up and leave the room. The goofy man you married with the sense … [Read more...]



First came shock, then sadness, then fear. I sat down with my husband on the couch, and the updates flashed across the screen. Another terrorist attack. So many lives extinguished in a single moment. Masses hurting. My heart aches at the state of the world. Growing up, I never thought I would have to explain terrorism to my children someday. … [Read more...]

Improbability Anxiety

Improbability Anxiety

I'm a worst scenario kind of gal. I wasn't always this way. I used to be laid back, go with the flow, light hearted even. Having lead an easy, healthy, almost charmed life. What did I have to fear? But, becoming a parent and subsequently having a sick child began to chip away at my resolve. It conditioned me to hold on to my fear. To keep it … [Read more...]

When I Was Scared to Say I Was a Special Needs Mom

  You know I love sharing about my son's Cranio with my fellow parents. About the ups, downs, good, bad, and all of my scattered thoughts along the way. I got to share one thing that's been on my mind lately over on The Mighty today. Check it out!   And check back later this week for more reviews, Printables, and more Spring fun! … [Read more...]

Why 30 Doesn’t Scare Me


I turn 29 this year- which means 30 is just around the corner. I still think of myself as in my early 20's, until someone asks how old I am. Or, I hang out with someone in their early 20's- they're basically teenagers. So many of my friends who have already turned 30 told me how hard it was for them. But, I don't think it'll be bad for … [Read more...]