Autism Awareness Day 2017

I wanted to say a special THANK YOU today, on International Autism Awareness Day, to all the beautiful souls touched by this "label". It is especially (ironically) fitting for me this weekend, when I personally was touched and blessed by some such beautiful souls. A THANK YOU to the kind, loving, patient boy who spent 3 hours swimming around the pool with my son yesterday at a pool party. My 6-year-old son was surrounded by a dozen fun loving 11-year-old [...]

By | 2017-06-01T14:53:27+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Parenting, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Questionable Carnivals

Motherhood Today we went to one of those questionable carnivals…you know what I’m talking about, right? The ones you go to, pay for a wrist band so your kid can ride everything a zillion times, then you take a look at the rides and you question their safety? You constantly wonder if the screws holding the pieces that are holding you were tightened all the way? And if you’re going to enjoy the ride or plummet to your [...]

By | 2016-09-12T01:58:08+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Give Medicine to your (Highly Sensitive) Child in 33 Easy Steps

If you are blessed with a highly sensitive, or sensory processing challenged child, you already know that some things are, well, let's say, more of a challenge for us parents as well. Like administering medicine for example. Which can be extremely stressful to a parent who is trying to help their child heal from an illness.  I am the first to hold off for a good long while before giving a fever reducer or an antibiotic if its not warranted. [...]

By | 2016-06-12T03:08:19+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|16 Comments

The Magic Formula

The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]

Our BIG Night

  Every night we have a routine. It has pretty much been consistently the same, with a few slight variations  since my son was about 3 months old. Relaxing music on his iPod plays in his room, we do bath time (I must restrict the number of Hotwheels cars he is allowed to bring into said bath to 7, don't ask), I, or his Dad, or both,  put on his pajamas, we read a book or two, I "help him" brush his [...]

By | 2015-12-04T18:32:23+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments