We Are All Burdens


Catholic, Seven Quick Takes

Last week during one of my many scrolls through Facebook I came across an older article shared by a friend that talked about “finding God by welcoming the disabled”. A quote she shared from the article caught my eye and has stuck with me since. “So whether it is the disabled, the unborn, the elderly, […]

11/30/2018

How To Buy Gifts For Special Needs Children (+ A Gift Guide)


Seven Quick Takes, SMA Posts

It’s the time of year when bloggers start gathering all their affiliate links together for epic gift guide posts! You’re guaranteed ideas for parents, children, teens, grandparents and your hair dresser’s dog! You can support small, local, handmade businesses or your favorite international sweat shop! The options are endless!!!! I’d be a fool not to […]

11/16/2018

An Honest Real Estate Ad


Humor, Seven Quick Takes

For rent: 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, asking (a reasonable sum of money considering we live in NJ) per month Cute bungalow with dark hardwoods through out; great for hiding dark pet fur, and your brunette husband’s beard trimmings. Squeaky floors will deter late night trips to the fridge and promptly wake your sleeping babes for […]

11/09/2018

This Old House (With Cute Pictures)


Seven Quick Takes

Ten years ago, Tony and I signed on the dotted line and took possession of the house that would finally be our home after a long and frustrating search. We thought we’d found the one. I tried to keep my ginormous pregnant body comfortable through the mountain of paperwork, thankful I hadn’t gone into labor […]

10/26/2018

{SQT} Book Deets, Newsletter Fanatic, And Another Use For All That Cardboard In The Basement


Seven Quick Takes

I know I said I’d save updates for my newsletter, but I figured these were important for everyone. Please read with the appropriate level of enthusiasm. 1. My book, tentatively titled ‘Finding Joy in Difficult Circumstances: Equipping Parents of Children with Special Needs’, is being published by Our Sunday Visitor! They accepted my proposal, contracts […]

10/19/2018

{SQT} The Grace of Enough


Books, Seven Quick Takes

How about a book review in Seven Quick Takes? (Oh yeah, you know there’s an affiliate link!)   Haley from Carrots for Michaelmas is one of my online besties. When I learned she was writing a book about her family’s experiences downsizing and simplifying I was all: via GIPHY While my family’s experiences are different, […]

10/05/2018

{SQT} Big Birthdays for Us Both


Seven Quick Takes

I turned 40 this past week! And Addie turned 16 : SIXTEEN!!! Time for introspection!! (Like I need an excuse to get nostalgic and ramble.) Thirty years ago I turned 10 and lived next door to my grandparents with my mom, dad and younger sister. I was in fifth grade and I enjoyed dance lessons, […]

09/28/2018

{SQT} The Comforts of Home


Seven Quick Takes, SMA Posts

We’re home! This week’s Takes are coming to you from the comfort of my favorite couch. 1. Fulton had some lingering GI issues, but we were discharged on Monday, GI issues being something we’re used to dealing with at home anyway. The strong pain medicines came with us, but everyday Fulton has needed a little […]

09/21/2018