It’s been two years now since my daughter’s diagnosis and surgery, and I can honestly say that SMA has changed our lives for the better. It’s hard and isolating at times, but it’s also led us to seek joy and contentment in the places that really count. In comparison to her life, the g-tube is […]
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First-time baby registries are typically filled with the essentials: bottles, breast pumps, baby monitors. All the things the attendant at Buy Buy Baby tells the expecting mom she MUST have. But, now that I’ve been around the baby registry block a few times, I’ve decided I’m tired of playing it safe. Diaper genies and boppy […]
With Easter around the corner, you may be on the hunt for some new books to add to your child’s collection. I love giving my children two new books each Easter — one ahead of time to prepare for the season, and one to put in their basket on Easter Sunday. I’m always surprised at […]
No, motherhood is not a fairytale. And happy endings are not always guaranteed. But if we let it, motherhood will find a way to refine us all. And then, just maybe, we can become the mom – and person – we always dreamed we could be.
Adjusting to life in a smaller town has been a process, but I can honestly say I have grown to love the character and charm this neck of the woods has to offer! Burleson continues to grow and attract new families, and there are lots of reasons why.
I was driving my four–year-old son home from school when he caught me off guard with a discussion about . . . fashion. “Mommy, why wouldn’t you let me have that Ninja Turtle hoodie?” He asked, with his best, pouty pre-k face. “I really liked that hoodie. That hurt my feelings.” My first instinct was […]
I used to think moms of children with special needs had super powers. They seemed so strong and capable to me, as if God had given them these special children because they were obviously best suited to handle it. Now that I am one of these moms, I realize just how wrong that assumption can […]