A Letter of Gratitude to The Wiggles

This morning Todd and I were trying to reset Emily’s FireTV. Nothing we did seemed to restore YouTube. We worked at it for what felt like hours, but it was only ten minutes. What are we going to do if we cannot get this fixed? How will we survive without The Wiggles? Todd and IContinue reading “A Letter of Gratitude to The Wiggles”

Celebrating Consistency and Growth

A few weeks ago, I wrote that my feet are smoother and healthier than ever after a full year of consistent pedicures. An unusual topic, and yet I am writing about them again. Well, not my smooth, tiny feet, but about consistency and growth. This week marks the first anniversary of my blog posts. IContinue reading “Celebrating Consistency and Growth”

Gratitude is a Practice

According to Merriam-Webster, Gratitude is a noun. Gratitude is defined as the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Is gratitude just a noun? I have always thought about gratitude as an action. Something we do. It is something to be practiced like yoga and meditation. I am gratefulContinue reading “Gratitude is a Practice”

Some Days Are Like That…

When my children were young, I would read to them every night. It was a great way to connect with my kids at the end of the day. I enjoyed revisiting books of my youth and was also introduced to new book series that Justin loved. One of our favorites was Alexander and the Terrible,Continue reading “Some Days Are Like That…”

Apply Grace and Grit Liberally

Recently I created a short video for We Are Brave Together. The prompt was to share a piece of helpful advice for moms with children diagnosed with a disability. It was easy to talk about the two things that have helped me the most on my journey. I am talking about grit and grace. TheseContinue reading “Apply Grace and Grit Liberally”

Consistency Over Intensity

As I write this, we are already a week into 2022. I am not someone who charges into the new year at warp speed. I like to ease into the year. I take time to reflect on the year that has gone by. I slowly assess what I accomplished in the previous year and whatContinue reading “Consistency Over Intensity”

Throw a Fish Some Flake

I tell everyone I am a caregiver FIRST. Caring for others brings me joy. I am proud of my ability to care for my family. I have also realized that my ability to care for others is dependent on how well I am caring for myself. When I take care of myself FIRST, things flow.Continue reading “Throw a Fish Some Flake”

Action Lessens the Fear

The last few days, I have not slept well. I have been tossing and turning. Waking up often and having bad dreams. I think Oprah said, “When you know better, you do better.” Well, Oprah, I disagree. My toolbox is full of techniques and protocols to optimize sleep. You can have ample knowledge, but ifContinue reading “Action Lessens the Fear”

Be a Unicorn or a Craig

Effie Parks, the amazing woman behind the Once Upon A Gene podcast, recorded a special Thanksgiving episode: Turkey Soup for the Soul. This year’s episode was focused on people who went above and beyond to help a family caring for a child with a rare genetic disorder. While Emily is not diagnosed, yet, I submittedContinue reading “Be a Unicorn or a Craig”