My young son has autism, but I might not tell you about it. Not because I’m ashamed or it’s a dark secret, but because I think he has a right to decide if and when people know about the...
When my daughter was 8 months old, I willingly handed her to the murderer who took her big brother’s life. And, then I watched as she fought off this killer and learned to live. My three year old son, Levi, drowned...
There's a book I'm sure everyone knows, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie", where the mouse's list grows and grows. When it comes to the babies, it's easy to get carried away with all the baby gear, baby...
Okay, let me be clear. I love my threenager. But I do not currently like her. It is 12pm and she has made me cry twice today already. I am not here for it. Quarantine has only exacerbated these challenges....
On a random Saturday, I was going to the bathroom when my toddler walked in, sat in her mini toilet across from me, took off her diaper, and peed. To say I was shocked is an understatement. Was this...
Everyone's Quarantine Life is a little different. Mine consists of 4 kids: an 11 yr old boy, twin 8 year old boys, and a 6 year old girl. I understand that my kids are supposed to be engaging in virtual...
Do you believe in miracles? I do. Every time I look at our beautiful baby's face, I am reminded that miracles happen. I'll be honest here. There were many times that I wasn't sure if this was adoption was going to...
Shortly after my third child was born, a neighbor very kindly picked up my eldest from school to help me out. As I thanked her at the doorway, she encouraged me to be sure to take full benefit of...
I’ve always been kinda, sorta “crunchy”. I grew up going to a summer camp where they swore by the “if it’s yellow, let it mellow; if it’s brown, flush it down” mantra, and I dug it. When I became...
Quarantine time with children at home can be demanding and challenging. Working from home, parents find themselves juggling their work demands and their children’s distance learning programs. Long hours in ZOOM meetings, returning conference calls, and work emails can...

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