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!!!”

Amateur Therapy Hour

I am an experienced communicator. Not just a little bit. It’s pretty much the core of all I have ever done in my career. I’ve recently had the aha moment that it’s because of this natural tendency to understand visual cues, translate people’s wants, find middle ground and all kinds of other puzzles that comeContinue reading “Amateur Therapy Hour”

A guilty kind of thankful 

I have been stewing on this feeling for more than a week now. There is a huge guilt overshadowing this entire two weeks of spirited festivities. I haven’t been in the spirit really at all. Yes, we’re exhausted, and yes, we don’t see an end in sight so I think that Ground Hog Day feelingContinue reading “A guilty kind of thankful “

A little slice of crazy

Beautiful night to sit outside after dinner. Even if it’s not a peaceful or relaxing moment.  Just a little peek into our special kind of craz here. Manis/pedis are NOT fun this little hyper-sensitive busy bee.  Bubba doing what he does best, distracting Reese during one of her not so fun sensory overload moments. NoticeContinue reading “A little slice of crazy”

This Special Road: Giving to Others

I am repeatedly blown away by people’s support for our journey. Both dear friends and complete strangers praise our strength and give selflessly of their love. I admit it helps even if only for a second to know someone is recognizing it’s not an easy road. But here’s the other side. I am reminded daily thatContinue reading “This Special Road: Giving to Others”

My sister! My strength!

My sister. So incredibly awesome & talented. This arrived today from 800 miles away wrapped in love with her handwriting immediately comforting me. A perfect fit for this sickly lady and my honey/lemon tea. The poet is not in me today, but it was so neat to see MY words, my heart’s work, on thisContinue reading “My sister! My strength!”

Half-lit Tree can still be Half Full

One minute you’re enjoying your hard work and the next half a tree goes dark! This is a problem. A problem that may not get fixed this Christmas. At least it feels balanced. And honestly I think it would bother me more if it was the other half, so there’s me looking at things halfContinue reading “Half-lit Tree can still be Half Full”