A little boy pointed at Emme and said “Why is she in that chair?” I answered, “It helps her move. Just like your legs help you walk, her chair helps her walk too.” The answer satisfied his curiosity, but his mother quickly apologized to us in front of both children. I understand why she did this, […]
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Don’t get me wrong — I love my children and relish the opportunity to spend our summers together. But filling their buckets is going to be difficult when my bucket is bone dry. And that’s why I have decided to create a summer bucket list for myself, full of those things that feed my soul […]
As grown ups, we can do a little better here. We can teach our children to be kind, to make other people a priority. We can teach our children about why we have birthday parties — not to entertain each other or to impress each other — but to celebrate and honor one another. We […]
When you’re on the outside, you can’t see the hard work others are putting into it, or the ways it is helping them bless others. So if you have a friend selling something, here’s my advice to you: Stop rolling your eyes and start supporting your friends.
With careful consideration, my husband and I worked with the other parents to craft a prom weekend on a budget we set that afforded our kids a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We caved in some areas and drew firm lines in others. But the in the end, we did it our way and have no regrets.
I am super comfortable in my own mothering style. I don’t parent like my mother did. I don’t parent like my friends did. Some days I don’t parent like I decided I would yesterday. But I know that I am a more patient, loving mother in my 40s than I would have been in previous […]
I thought it was time to share some of the things you should NOT say to the mom of a special-needs child. Please know my heart in this — not to shame you, but to help you re-think your words when trying to show you care.