All the Moms in the House say… Caayyy-ake!!!

Listen up to all my mommy friends. I’m far from perfect. Let’s get that out there first. Here’s the thing… I’ve been a workaholic, adrenalin-seeking mom for almost 8 of my 15 professional years, sheesh, and now in a round-about-way I’m a stay-at-home-lose-my-marbles-daily kind of mom, too. THEY ARE BOTH THE HARDEST THING EVER.  Recently,Continue reading “All the Moms in the House say… Caayyy-ake!!!”

Progress every day 

It feels like as good a time as any to put it out there. Things are pretty good these days. I still hold my breath every time she bends over or stares into space, but our little warrior defies the inevitable. And it is most likely going to happen again, so we will try notContinue reading “Progress every day “

Move over Hiccup! There’s a New Inventor in town

The heart on this boy moves me to tears more often than I can handle admitting. We have secretly been feeling for a while that this boy’s destiny is tied to his sister’s and in turn helping many others. So I admit we embrace small moments to teach about helping others. But nothing over theContinue reading “Move over Hiccup! There’s a New Inventor in town”

Music – even more to love

My friends know I love music. It fits me in every way — I am auditory, it lets me connect to memories and stories and the creative freedom attracts my inner artist. But none of that tops how it feels to share my love of music with my rugrat. My love bug, who of lateContinue reading “Music – even more to love”

Snippets of Fall 2014

I’ve gotten too far behind on posting. It’s been dizzying how much keeps changing and how I can’t keep up with time moving forward. So consider this a drop in the bucket. A collection of moments that I have string together with a few photos. We are in awe of our little warrior. Every dayContinue reading “Snippets of Fall 2014”

The Princess and her Pillow

This girl… She has no idea how spoiled she is. And you can’t blame her. 4 brain surgeries pretty much earn you anything you want in my book. You can’t see Daddy’s arm perfectly propping up this pillow to have the optimum drinking angle. Hopefully some day we will all get good chuckles from allContinue reading “The Princess and her Pillow”

Reflections on the playground

http://ift.tt/1sDX4IB via IFTTT Preschool playground. All I can think about is germs. I had to come add more musings to this one. It’s been a rough few weeks, and not because of any health issues. At least not directly. It’s more the emotional toll all the constant change has taken on us as a family.Continue reading “Reflections on the playground”

Parents as Partners: my new motto

via Instagram http://ift.tt/YiZIHK Last night was a new kind of good feeling. Came home energized from good conversation & new faces. Realized what a big deal it is that a staff member nominated ME for our hospital’s main Family Advisory Committee. There is so much good to be done and with a new circle ofContinue reading “Parents as Partners: my new motto”