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Letters to Charlotte: 5 Years Old

  Dear Charlotte, Happy Birthday! You are now a whole hand! This birthday has been much anticipated; we have been talking about you being 5 and your birthday for months now. We celebrated you with a unicorn-themed party with your whole school class and a few close friends at your favorite kids gym. You are…

Reflections on 2017

I love a year-end recap, and this year I decided to use Tsh Oxenreider’s year end questions to reflect on 2017. 1. What was the single best thing that happened this past year? The highlight of my year was having my writing picked up by some major media outlets and having two blog posts go viral.…

Santa Letters 2017

As he does every year, my dad writes all his grandkids letters from Santa on Christmas. These are some of my favorite words I read all year.  Dear Grayson, Well, here I am again! All I can say is “ho Ho ho”! You have had a really eventful year and I am glad I can…

#NaBloPoMo Day 30: Finished!

It’s almost 9:30, I just got home from a church event, I’m tired and a little bit sick. The last thing I want to do right now is write another blog post, to be honest. But I can’t quit now, on the last day of #NaBloPoMo! This is the second year I’ve written every day…

#NaBloPoMo Day 29: I Really Don't Know What I'm Doing

A few weeks ago, I asked for suggestions on topics to write on, and my friend B left this comment: I would appreciate any insights you have on balancing (hate the word, cause it’s not a thing, but can’t think of another at the moment) raising a child with special needs alongside your typical children.…

#NaBloPoMo Day 28: December Reading List

After I finish #NaBloPoMo (Three.More.Days), the next installment of my 30 Day Challenge Project is to read every day for 30 days. Hopefully will reinstate a habit that I can carry on much longer than the next month. I used to be a voracious reader, but in the past few years, my reading has dropped off…

#NaBloPoMo Day 27: Zoo Lights

We were invited to the Houston Zoo’s Dream Night- a special night for special needs and medical kids and their families.  The lights were beautiful but honestly, it was a really tough night. All 3 kids were really tired, and Grayson fell asleep even before we got there. All three of them are usually in…

#NaBloPoMo Day 26: The "Forever" Punishment: An Update

I wrote an article for Scary Mommy a month ago about taking TV away from my kids “forever” after I lost my temper one afternoon. It was published this morning. You can read it HERE (but if you are offended by colorful language, just skip it). Since I wrote the article a month ago, I…

#NaBloPoMo Day 25: Assorted Thoughts

I’m at the point in #NaBloPoMo where I feel like I’m going to be limping to the finish, and trying to come up with topics to write about feels impossible anymore. So, instead of a cohesive blog post today, here are some assorted random thoughts. I’m having a bit of a vulnerability hangover today from…

Dear Anonymous

Dear Anonymous, You left this comment today on one of my blog posts from a few weeks ago. This explains a lot. You spend your days listening to bitter “Christian” feminists and politics. You are what you eat. It comes out in your writing and countenance. Turn off the bitter feminists, close the computer, take…