The vacations we won’t take

I have to take a minute to mourn something. One of the first things my daughter's therapist told me when we started seeing her three years ago was that I needed to mourn and let go the idea of the "average" family. The "typical" family. The "normal" family. I mention this whole conversation in You're … Continue reading The vacations we won’t take

It’s Easy to Feel Alone

It's Easy To Feel Alone  The HIE Help Center site is a great resource for parents with children who have mental illness or delays. While they specialize in articles about HIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy), the information and coping help can be used for multiple disorders. I had this article published in June 2018.

6 Children’s books that are just wrong

This post contains affiliated links I love seeing spoofs of children's literature, even the obscene ones. However, as I was reading to my daughter the other night I started to notice there's enough creepy nonsense in a lot of these stories to begin with. Spoofs may not even be necessary. So now I will ruin … Continue reading 6 Children’s books that are just wrong

In bed by 10; Halloween has really changed

Halloween. Just saying it gives you a feeling. Or at least it should I think. Every time I say it I feel this¬†overwhelming sense of mystery and warmth. I feel the cool autumn breeze and smell the dead leaves on the ground. I see the lights of all the decorated homes, and taste the candy … Continue reading In bed by 10; Halloween has really changed

15 weird things I enjoy as a parent

There's so many blog posts and vlogs about exhausted parents hiding from their children and moms pulling their hair out because they've heard "mom, mom, mommy, mama, mama, hey mom" about 296 times that day. But what about the good stuff? Not the precious moments "my child is a joy to the world and a … Continue reading 15 weird things I enjoy as a parent