These Little Piggies

What is it about babies’ feet that’s so adorable? Is it their tiny toes, the pure baby smell, or the fact that they are completely unblemished? When Livy was born, the nurses created a foot impression ornament for us. They gently placed her foot in plaster, added her name to it, and painted it pink. … More These Little Piggies

What to Know When A Child in A Wheel Chair Comes Trick-or-Treating

The first time I brought Ladybug trick-or-treating in her wheelchair, I was appalled at the lack of respect others showed her. Honestly, I wanted to yell at a few kids and then say a thing or two to their parents sitting back watching it all happen. Then there were the adults passing out candy.  It made … More What to Know When A Child in A Wheel Chair Comes Trick-or-Treating

5 Life Lessons I Learned During My Daughter’s Therapy Sessions

My daughter began physical therapy when she was four months old. At the time, her hypotonia made it impossible for her to even lift her head, and her gross motor skills were extremely delayed. I spent my days watching the therapist try to teach her to roll over, and in the evenings, I did my … More 5 Life Lessons I Learned During My Daughter’s Therapy Sessions

Bravery is Not the Absence of Fear, It is Refusing to Be Paralyzed By It

I was driving home from the grocery store the other night and started to sob. A chest heaving, can not catch your breath sort of sob. Nothing had happened that day or during the shopping trip that warranted tears. As I was leaving the store, Rich and I exchanged texts. He and Peter were finishing … More Bravery is Not the Absence of Fear, It is Refusing to Be Paralyzed By It

Helping Your Child Navigate a Special Needs Encounter

It was both exciting and terrifying the week my daughter Lamp started kindergarten, as I’m sure any mother understands. That being said, I think the nerves get turned up a few notches for us special needs moms. Not only am I trying to prepare Lamp for a new school and the beginning of her academic career, … More Helping Your Child Navigate a Special Needs Encounter

The Most Defenseless Person in Our House Helps the Most Strong-Spirited One Feel Safe

Tonight found me in one of my most favorite places– in my living room, with my mom and I on opposite couches. It’s been a comforting rhythm in my life, these talks and time with my mom. I can remember one couch session six years ago: I rocked Calvin in my arms and bawled my eyes … More The Most Defenseless Person in Our House Helps the Most Strong-Spirited One Feel Safe