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Dealing with Anxiety; Special Needs Parenting, Divorce, and Other Hard Stuff

Can you feel it? Heart racing. Pounding heavy in my chest. Deep breath in. I’m not getting any air. I begin to sweat. Close my eyes and hang on so I don’t pass out. Deep breath in. Tell myself to just get through. It’ll be over soon. Thoughts flow, uncontrollable. I just want it all … Continue reading Dealing with Anxiety; Special Needs Parenting, Divorce, and Other Hard Stuff

In the Blink of a Decade {Perspective on Divorce, Special Needs Parenting, and Other Hard Stuff}

What a difference a decade can make. A decade ago if you had told me I’d be where I am today I would have laughed. Not me. Then life flowed, a miscarriage, a failed pre-adoptive placement, a divorce, two kids diagnosed with special needs, and I stopped laughing. A decade ago I thought I was … Continue reading In the Blink of a Decade {Perspective on Divorce, Special Needs Parenting, and Other Hard Stuff}

A Quick Chat About Boundaries {Divorce, Special Needs Parenting, and Other Hard Things}

Can we talk about something super important? Like vital. After my last post on Autism Awareness (which, spoiler alert, was really just about empathy), a friend came to me wrestling with something. Someone was making her feel uncomfortable...like not appropriate uncomfortable...not just “I don’t how to handle this because I’ve never experienced it” uncomfortable but “I … Continue reading A Quick Chat About Boundaries {Divorce, Special Needs Parenting, and Other Hard Things}

The Secret Hiding in the Target Aisles (and Everywhere Else): Hidden Disabilities

Target. Need I say more? I think it may be the only reason I've survived these years of staying home with littles. But one particular day of perusing the aisles stands out in my mind. I have no idea why I remember the details from that day so clearly but I remember walking down the … Continue reading The Secret Hiding in the Target Aisles (and Everywhere Else): Hidden Disabilities

The Problem is Me

Over the last few weeks I’ve read numerous articles, opinions, and comments with all sorts of theories about why we keep seeing these horrendous school shootings. It’s heartbreaking. It’s infurating. It’s unthinkable. We all want to solve it. We all want our children and their teachers to be safe. I don’t think there is any … Continue reading The Problem is Me

When the Only Way is Through {Encouragement for Dealing with Divorce, Special Needs Parenting, and Other Hard Stuff}

One of my favorite songs as a kid was this crazy song about a bear hunt, with all sorts of wild motions. It was my favorite. I performed it on video, in all my four year old glory. I'm pretty sure if I looked I could find a clip of my bossy preschool self belting … Continue reading When the Only Way is Through {Encouragement for Dealing with Divorce, Special Needs Parenting, and Other Hard Stuff}