Bursting with pride.

Our son has been struggling this school year. Understandably, he has encountered many changes at home and academically, yet his determination and perseverance astound me. You see, Brixton struggles with reading intensely. He doesn't enjoy it, therefore, he doesn't put forth a great effort. As his mom, and a writer, this is agony to me.…

The Year of Discovery and Exploration.

Everyone is talking about their word for 2020. I started to wonder what my word would be.. In talking to my kids (because they're my sounding board), I realized that we have two words for this new horizon: Discover & Explore. I won't narrow these words to become strictly dictionary versions of what they could…

Down Syndrome.

On the day Ingrid was born we began a life long journey of education. Before this we knew nothing of down syndrome or anyone who was blessed with it. To say we were thrown into a new life would be an understatement. From the beginning we made a very conscious effort to treat her the…

The Generation of Peace.

This morning while preparing for school, my son stated that he no longer wants to go to school.  I'm certain this is normal behavior for most children, yet not this kid.  He loves school, so this was a concerning revelation from him. You've heard me speak of my kids often, so you may remember hearing…

The Mama Chronicles: Rest and Recoup.

As a mom and entrepreneur its very easy to get caught up in the happenings of life, family and business.  We tend to forget the importance of rest.  For some of us, an afternoon will suffice, yet for others a week or more feels more necessary.  The key is to allow yourself the opportunity to…

Relax mama..

Laundry piles that never made it to their destination, dishes needing washed, and kids to taxi. You're not alone. We're all in the same place. Just breathe. Relax, mama. Remember that there's more to you than laundry and household chores. You're filled with dreams. Ones that keep creeping their way into your vision. You're filled…

Pressure.

As humans, we tend to overload ourselves with unbearable amounts of pressure.  Why?  Do we seek validation to such an extreme that we value the opinion of others more than our own sanity?  Sound harsh, maybe.  But its the truth.  If we cared less of what the outside world thinks of our progress and more…

The Mama Chronicles: Being Mom.

Being a mom is the job of a lifetime.  It requires more sacrifice and dedication than anything you've ever done before.  Late night, early mornings, or both all lead up to this.. You are a mom. Sleep deprivation and a constant need for something turn us into coffee hoarding, baggy eyed zombies for the first…

One day you’ll understand..

I stare at your sleeping face, thanking God for the little blessings in my life. I feel your tiny hands resting on my cheek as you gaze at me. On the nights when the nightmares become too scary, I hold you tight and remind you that you're safe. I cherish the days watching you run…