"Have you thought about preschool?" Turning 3 always seemed so far down the road. My strategy was to keep my nose down and stay focused on the now.... I would jump ahead if we had to plan care but other than that, the transition where Niko would go from being a baby to a young… Continue reading My son still has OI
16 great toys that have served Niko well in his first 16 months! PT and OT approved.
No one ever said he wouldn't walk.... No one ever said he wouldn't crawl. Most have said, "We don't know." The only thing scarier than the unknown... .... scarier than the not-knowing of how a future will play out... ... how our son's life will unfold.... .... whether he will live a full and purposeful… Continue reading Big Milestone for Niko
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." ~ Buckminister Fuller, inventor and visionary. We are asked to step into a new and exciting time. What a beautiful opportunity it is to be on earth now. What powerful beings we are… Continue reading A Summer to Celebrate
I never knew what a Nuk brush was until I learned it from Niko. Our occupational therapist introduced it to us when we started building Niko's tongue muscles. We started with stroking motions of the sides of his mouth and now he chews it independently. Since Niko was born with a broken arm, his left… Continue reading Niko and the Nuk brush
This is Part 2 of Niko's birth, it chronicles the hospital, the Nicu and Niko's first month.
Today, we continue to celebrate the birth and life of our son, Nicola Gian Francis Watson. Niko was born on July 15, 2017. His story starts long ago, long before God planted a seed of desire in our hearts for another baby. Our souls met lifetimes ago and we knew we'd be here, at this… Continue reading Born Fragile Yet Strong: The Story of Our Son, Niko Gian Francis Part 1
A dirty joke comes to mind when I think about opinions. Everyone has them, right? I noticed that I have strong opinions about things. Let's call them what they are.... Beliefs. I have very strong beliefs about things. As I am sure you do as well. Definition of opinion: a view or judgment formed about something,… Continue reading What to do if you have a really strong opinion
This man... He has been working non-stop, from sunrise to beyond sunset... and this is his part time project....He runs his company through all of this... This time last year, he was working the same long hours, knocking on 10,000 doors for an Oct. election... I am beginning to think this is part of… Continue reading The renovation project
One interpretation of this can be that I haven't met a woman like me... I am unique, authentic and I am happy for this... proud even? No....not really that.... ...we are all authentic and unique and I did not mean this to be self-rightous....although I see the mis-interpretation... I am not proud....I am grateful... I… Continue reading A meaning of I am a woman I’ve never known