Apraxia · Being a mom · Childhood Apraxia of Speech · everyday life · Family · Fostering · kidney transplant · Speech Therapist · Toddler Years

May is gonna be SWEET!

May is kinda the best month ever. Voting's over. It's been decided. There are so many awesome things to celebrate and climb up on a soap-box for in the month of May, and throughout the month I'll be sharing education, encouragement, and my experiences with all of these things! It's like May is MY month… Continue reading May is gonna be SWEET!

Being a mom · Do It Yourself · everyday life · Holidays · Parenting

Store Bought Valentines & Parents Who Buy Them.

I know Valentine's Day was last week and there's probably Fourth of July decorations already out in the stores. America moves on quickly folks. But I've just gotta get these thoughts out there. If you know me, then you know I love all things crafty. Glitter is my spirit animal and Pinterest is my happy… Continue reading Store Bought Valentines & Parents Who Buy Them.

everyday life · Inspiration · Life Changes · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

That time I knocked over a grocery store display. And also {slightly less important}, that time I needed a kidney transplant.

This has been an interesting season of life for me. I'm actually the healthiest I've ever been. I've been working out so I am the strongest I've ever been, which makes me feel invincible and fierce. Unfortunately, I'm also the sickest I've ever been, what with my kidneys being wack and all. If you're just… Continue reading That time I knocked over a grocery store display. And also {slightly less important}, that time I needed a kidney transplant.

everyday life · Inspiration · Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease · Words to live by

Say Yes.

I did something today that was really difficult. I accepted help from someone. A close family friend, who has been like a second mama to me since birth, told me she wanted to come over and help me with whatever it was I needed help with. Can you believe that thoughtfulness? Of course I wanted… Continue reading Say Yes.

Being a mom · entertaining the kiddos · everyday life · Parenting

How To Be a Good Parent {one easy step}

I was reminded today of the secret to being a good parent. It's necessary to remind ourselves of this sometimes, lest we become bogged down by all the negative self-talk we indulge in daily. As a parent, we're constantly filtering through all these outside {and often conflicting} opinions about how we parent. What food we need to… Continue reading How To Be a Good Parent {one easy step}

Being a mom · everyday life · Fostering · Parenting

(foster)Mom Fail.

Y'all, I've gotta tell you something. I made a big parenting error last week. If you have a child like my Charlie Grace, I want you to learn from my mistake. I'll preface this experience with a little bit of back-story. Our Charlie Grace is an anxious soul. Maybe she gets it from the 'fretful' genes… Continue reading (foster)Mom Fail.

everyday life · Inspiration · Month 1 · Seven Experiment · Speech Therapist · Words to live by

Don’t keep the manuals!

We've entered into February and, as is typical for any project I take on, I'm taking longer to finish this task than I had anticipated. Though I guess you should never really stop paring down your stuff, I had hoped to power through this by giving myself a deadline because I didn't want to lose… Continue reading Don’t keep the manuals!