Today was one of those days that felt crushing. The heaviness of financial burden and health concerns for family members consumed me. One of those days where any little thing, like someone saying hello to you in a comforting voice, would bring embarrassing tears.Continue reading “What to do on those BAD days!”
My oldest daughter entered kindergarten, which meant for the first time I was a mom venturing into the new world of elementary school. I was excited and anxious for Thea, but what I didn’t realize was, how nervous I’d be for myself.
All of a sudden I was a little girl again trying to fit in. While Thea was trying to make friends in kindergarten, I was trying to make friends with their moms. It was tough. It seemed like all the other moms knew one another. I kept thinking to myself, how the heck does everyone know each other? Aren’t we all new to this thing?Continue reading “How to Navigate Elementary School, But This Time As a MOM! 8 Things I wished I’d Known”
My daughter has Mosaic Down Syndrome (Click here for more info)and struggles with her speech. She has a hard time finding the right words to say in order to express herself.
We want the very best for her, so we put her in speech therapy. We hoped the extra support would help her develop quicker.
However, we discovered that speech therapy is not a quick fix. It’s not enough to send her to therapy one hour a week and expect a triumphant outcome.Continue reading “Overwhelmed?”
I can’t tell you how many times it’s made me feel better to hear other moms recount their crazy stories about their kids. There’s something about knowing that it’s not just me. I’m not alone; there are others going through the same crazy stuff. When I hear their stories I think, Me Too! Yes, Me Too!
It helps me keep a healthy perspective on life and motherhood. It lifts my soul in a way nothing else can.
So, in celebration of Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share my recent crazy story with you in hopes you will have a “me too” moment as well.Continue reading “Sometimes, You Just Need to Laugh About it! Happy Mother’s Day”
Feel the fear and do it anyways.
This is what was racing through my mind as I walked out the door of First West for the very last time. I had worked for this organization for over seven years, built my career, gained invaluable experience and made some life-long friends. With no clear path ahead of me, I needed all the reassurance I could get.Continue reading “Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways!”