It hit me. Not only did I really need a nap, because I was trying to get a cat to talk, but it also made me step back and really think about the time I spend with Avery. I spend so much of it working on the things she’s doing in therapy that I tend […]
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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 […]
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to stop playing the comparison game. Honestly, I don’t think it’s possible. It’s a part of human nature. I’m here to tell you the opposite — you SHOULD compare your life to others. It can, in fact, make you a happier, more grateful person. It’s all about […]
All I can remember is looking at her father and saying, “We don’t even have a camera. This wasn’t supposed to happen today.” He held my hand, and the pressure on my abdomen started.
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.
Knowledge is everything, y’all. I share the reality about living with these disorders in an effort to raise awareness, get rid of the stigma, and replace it with the truth. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder turned out to be much different than my perception, so here are a few symptoms of my son’s illness and the way […]
Being a parent to a child with congenital issues is an incredibly messy and beautifully paradoxical blend of challenge, heartbreak, and joy.