Category: Life as Mom

Living with children adds elements of surprise, humor, and even flat-out disgust when it comes to the special things they bring to life ~ enjoy this journal of what exactly comes with the territory of being a “mom.” I know you will relate and get some good laughs ~ enjoy! (even if it’s at my expense!!)

MyDaughter

Love Where You Are Living

I love my life. Is it perfect? By no means. Is it tough? You have NO idea. Is it fun? Often. Is it filled with grace, mercy, love, and joy? Absolutely. Life has given me so many twists and turns lately, it’s hard to count just how many. Through the deepest of trenches I’ve ever … Read more…

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AndrewJuly2012

If You Survive Parenthood, You Can Survive Anything

It’s late at night and I just finished reading a hilarious blog post from a website I recently came across. Well, at least I thought it was hilarious – but after all, it is 12:34am! (What am I doing up this late?!?! Reading hilarious posts, I guess.) I love the way she writes and how … Read more…

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singleparenting

Life as a Single Mom… with Multiples & Special Needs

Jumping into a life that is laid out so differently than one you lived just months before can be a bit intimidating, yet exciting. Life as a single parent sure does throw a curveball with every passing day, it seems. Especially when your life is full of multiples and special needs! I have embarked on … Read more…

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Life Through Divorce

A Message From a Mess – Life Through Divorce

I know my story can help others. Please share it and like it on Facebook, Twitter, and e-mail it out to those hurting and looking for hope… because there IS hope! This message is too strong to keep for yourself. Someone, someone you know, is hurting because of rejection, abuse, neglect, or just through the … Read more…

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SpecialNeeds

10 Things Every Special Needs Kid Must Know

I recently read an article called 20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son (it’s excellent, by the way!). It got me thinking about my sons and when I would tell them some of the things the author had listed. Then I started thinking about my daughter, her struggles, and living as a special needs … Read more…

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kidslayingdown

Uniquely Made

The bulb blew out. Crud, crap, or whatever other expletive you want to insert here. It was dark and I wasn’t about to get on the tippy top of a stool on a concrete floor to change it. However, I knew what was coming in the morning. The shouting. The screams. All because a little … Read more…

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The crying boy in tears, on  white background

Sleep Schedules, Late Naps, Cranky Kids – Oh My!

“What am I supposed to do with this kid?” I have heard it over and over. Moms tired, struggling, and frustrated. Kids don’t come with a manual, especially when it comes to their sleeping habits and schedules. Moms get tired and confused, trying to do the same thing that worked yesterday, and not understanding why … Read more…

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Why Are We Hiding?

I have grown up feeling like it’s not ok to share my feelings openly or what’s really going on behind closed doors. I don’t think it was my upbringing any more than society itself. You know what I’m talking about. You see someone without a smile on their face, you ask how they are, and … Read more…

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twinboys

Sometimes We All Need Some Fun

Living in the world of special needs can be exhausting. With all the communication challenges, the physical demands, and even the emotional ups and downs, we can ALL use a break sometimes. Even the twins understand that! The other night, after eating, playing, brushing teeth, and knowing it was almost bedtime, the boys decided they … Read more…

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boysscreaming

A Real Day for a Special Needs Mom

Unless you are a mom or dad to a special needs child with a communication issue, you just don’t quite understand the fun that we have with our little ones, their frustration, and our level of patience. Here is just a small glimmer (15 seconds, as a matter of fact) into my life. What you … Read more…

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twins

Motherhood is a Blast!!… Especially With a Sensory Defensive Child

We had a great day yesterday with occupational and speech therapy with the twins. I’m so glad to see how far they have progressed, especially in the eyes of their therapists. They even waved goodbye to their Speech Therapist that stopped to say how much they have changed and improved. After having lived through the … Read more…

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Were Kid Toys Made to Drive Parents Nuts?

Do you own a toy or two that just drives your kid nuts? Do they hate something on it or the way it works? Can they not open part of it, so they throw it and scream?
I remember the boy my sister used to watch had an issue with a…

In our case, it’s not the toys themselves so much. It’s the fact that someone else (brother) is playing with it!
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