Maybe it’s that I’ve always lived in awe of words. Whether I’m writing them, reading them, or listening to them…words captivate and affect me like nothing else. Maybe it’s that I’ve been intentional about making 2020 a year to listen, observe, learn, and grow. But mostly, my heightened sensitivity to the way I see people speaking to one another is impacted by being a mother. I’ve started viewing the world through the lens of “this is the world I will be releasing my babies into”.
Progress is never linear and it is often never in a single direction. I've never been more aware of this as I have become, walking the path of a special needs parent. I came into this process thinking that once we received diagnoses, we would formulate a plan, work the plan, and move steadily forward. … Continue reading Progress is Not a Steady Forward March
Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! To celebrate, I'm sharing my favorite recipe for one of the most popular flavors of cookie. I love a soft cookie that doesn't fall flat or get so gooey that they are impossible to move and store (if you can keep from eating them all long enough to … Continue reading The Best Fluffy Chocolate Chip Cookies
To say that the coming school year is going to be stressful would be the world’s biggest understatement. I’ve been watching so many friends go through the stress of trying to decide what the best choice is for their kids…and no decision feels like it’s 100% right. I have some friends sending their kids into … Continue reading To the New Pandemic Homeschool Moms
"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." How many of us grew up hearing this? We are taught from the start that it is not acceptable to say mean, untrue, or hurtful things to others. Why then, are we not told equally as often that this also applies to … Continue reading If You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say…
This rich, creamy casserole has all of the comfort of a casserole and bowl of alfredo with none of the guilt! Almost everyone in my family enjoyed it (and the one who didn't is our picky eater and was put off by the broccoli...but he still ate a small serving). I adapted my recipe below … Continue reading Low Carb Chicken Alfredo Casserole
This is one of our favorite veggie sides to add to just about any meal. You can make it with a broccoli/cauliflower medley, or either of them solo. I also use this in place of noodles for a low carb alfredo casserole. Ingredients: 2 12 oz. Bags of broccoli/cauli florets (fresh not frozen....frozen will created … Continue reading Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower
"He's going to have autism forever and every day?" That's the question that my youngest son innocently asked me this 4th of July. We talk about autism openly in our home since his brother's diagnosis, but his 5 year old mind hadn't quite grasped this part I guess. He looked on concerned as his big … Continue reading He’s Going to Have Autism Forever?
Today, I'm worn out. I'm broken down and exhausted. I'm emptied of every ounce of patience and upbeat energy. My eyes don't have any tears left to empty. I've tried every strategy in my toolbelt and it all seems to come up short lately. I've been calm and accommodating. I've lost my cool and yelled. … Continue reading Being His Mom Will Always Be Worth It
If you're looking for a light dessert for the summer months as the weather heats up, I've got the perfect recipe for you! Growing up, my mom always made several strawberry shortcakes during the summer. Whether you eat it like I do, plain with just strawberries on top, like mom, in a bowl of milk, or get a little fancy by adding some whipped cream, you really can't go wrong with this dessert!