Every week we meet with PT and OT, it seems Niko is doing something he hasn't done before... whether it be using his arm just a little more, reaching just a little higher, straightening his legs just a little more... his subtle changes grow until they are just part of the normal. Niko started grabbing… Continue reading Niko’s first Christmas already and his first mama’s birthday
Niko's 3rd and 4th months are filled with his first Hallowed, his second Pamidronate treatment and his first Thanksgiving! Although in a whirlwind of moving, kids, holidays, and all things OI, I start to welcome normalcy... our "new" normal.
Land of the free, and home of the brave. Bravery is many things. With many faces. Today we celebrate our independence day and the bravery of many. Who step up. Who answer the call. I cannot speak to the type of bravery it takes to defend our country... to put on a uniform and be… Continue reading Why bravery is crucial to my joy
I felt the pain... When my aunt gifted my children last year with the Elf on the Shelf....I thought: Another responsibility...another thing I had to do. I wasn't thinking fun, I was thinking dread...and lies. It's bad enough I lie to my children about Santa but I was going to have to carry on this charade… Continue reading Why the Elf on the Shelf is actually purposeful
Keep having babies!Ok, aside from having more babies.... I'm inspired to think about the wonderful things about my kids getting older.Yes, they aren't cute, tiny beings, but they actually stay pretty cute and tiny for awhile.... I still think my 3 and 6 year olds are cute and tiny...Before I give you beautiful, reassuring points… Continue reading How to Feel as your Little Kids… Grow Up
Ok, so may be we are still over a month away.As a working mom who lives/works on her computer at her kitchen table, taking time to sweep the front porch today got me thinking.“Maybe I will be prepared with Halloween costumes EARLY this year!”It’s sometimes about the costumes, but mostly about getting candy…that my kids… Continue reading How is Halloween coming up so fast + Dexter Morgan
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving! Thank you, Lord, for healthy children and a wonderful family. We are truly blessed to have the opportunity to care for healthy and happy children, which is where the core of this present and future lies. To think about the whys and hows of today and our personal existence and purpose, follows… Continue reading Thank you
Charlie eats a bright, blue, sugar-coated lollipop in the shape of a baby's pacifier. It's so sour, your mouth twists after a lick. This is courtesy of Jake, who celebrated the birth of his son, Ryland, a little over a week ago. Congrats Jake and Kristy...As for the bright, blue, sugar-coated binky.... Charlie says to… Continue reading True Chocolate