The Journey of Acceptance: A Parent’s Perspective

The Journey of Acceptance: A Parent’s Perspective

Today is International Day of Acceptance. A day when people all over the world vow publicly to accept and embrace their challenges and support others no matter their abilities.  As parents, when we think of this day and what that actually means, most of us probably think about asking others to accept our children the way they were born, [...]

Finding Purpose In Every Season

Finding Purpose In Every Season

This was a huge year for us. If I had to pick one word to summarize, it would be CHANGE.  We saw a new diagnosis, the start of preschool, and a change of home (or at least, living in a transitional home).  It was my first year not having my career. We had Ashlynn’s first [...]

Celebrating World CP Day!

Celebrating World CP Day!

World Cerebral Palsy Day!  This day is not just to raise awareness, but also to celebrate the lives and achievements of both those living with CP and the amazing people/ organizations that support and love them. The goal of the day is to create a powerful voice for the CP community in order to enhance [...]

One Year & Counting

One Year & Counting

Last week, our beautiful Ashlynn turned one year old. I'd ask myself, "where has the time gone?"  But, I know that from the nonstop chaos of this year, it’s just literally flown right by us. We’ve had a wonderful year with Ashlynn and our family. When she was born, we had so many uncertainties. We [...]

Speak Your Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes

Speak Your Truth Even If Your Voice Shakes

First and foremost, I have to apologize for my recent blogging absence! I have not forgotten about you all!! From now on, I will be back on schedule with some great posts that are all ready to go!! To say I got a little overwhelmed with all the recent events going on all at once [...]

The Great Balancing Act

The Great Balancing Act

Bal.anc.ing act - an action or activity that requires a delicate balance between different situations or requirements. When it comes to having time to do things, I always feel like the grass is greener. Sometimes, I'll see other moms and for example, I'll think to myself: "Wow! She has three kids, two dogs, looks great, they [...]

Pain For Progress

Pain For Progress

Pain and Fear.  Two distinctly separate things.  Yet, in my current season, I’ve become more aware of how they go hand –in- hand.  I am afraid of pain, both physical and emotional. It’s uncomfortable. It makes me not think clearly. It makes me act in a way I don’t like. I can’t function when I am in pain. So, I [...]