Hi, I’m Kelly Mantoan!

I’m a Catholic wife, mother, homeschooler, caregiver and soon to be author! My book Better Than Okay: Finding Joy As A Special Needs Parent will be released by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing on October 8, 2021.

Latest Posts

  • Last Day of School!
    It’s the last day of school, and I hope that means I regain a few hours (minutes??) of time for writing during the day over the next few months. These Takes are late, and short, but hopefully things improve in the coming weeks. This week had some nice, hot days which meant we could finally …
  • {SQT} Highs And A Low
    Starting with the most important update: we lost our third level insurance appeal. The outside agency agreed with the insurance company’s decision to reduce our hours from 12 to 10. I believe there is another level of appeal I could go for that involves courtrooms and judges, but, based on the explanation letter from the …
  • {SQT} I Would Tell You In Person
    Let’s recap another typical May week for posterity. Amy Welborn shared a great post recently on the type of information we share online, and her litmus test for what is worthy of sharing struck a chord with me. Therefore, you can rest assured that all the details of this post (which I write partially in …
  • {SQT} Filling In the Margins Of May
    Thank you for your patience with my Takes, or lack there of. I’ve gotten out of the habit of jotting down ideas for Takes during the week as they hit me, so lately when I reach Thursday night, I’m wracking my brain for ideas. Our days follow a pretty set routine at this point, but …
  • Late Takes
    More takes later on Friday. In the mean time, link up below and be sure to visit the other linker uppers! You are invited to the Inlinkz link party! Click here to enter
  • {SQT} May Goodness
    Happy May! Who else is ready for school to be over?!? Who else is counting down the days??? Our godson received his First Holy Communion on Saturday. We snapped some pictures outside afterwards and celebrated with dinner at Applebee’s. It’s nice that even though our children have already all passed this milestone, we can still …

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