Why You Should Start A Special Needs Blog

More than six years ago I started what I though would be a humor / homeschooling / Catholic parenting blog. I didn’t share many photos of myself or my kids in those early months, not wanting to let the obvious fact that two of my sons were physically disabled dominate content or conversation. Sure, we Read More

The Grace of Enough

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, Read More

Calling All Followers! Big News!

Yesterday I made a big announcement – I signed a book deal with a Catholic publisher! I’ll share more details soon, but I just couldn’t wait any longer. Originally, I shard a picture on Instagram, then tried to share on Facebook, but something wasn’t working. It was a reminder of why relying on social media Read More

Big Birthdays for Us Both

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, Read More

{SQT} The Comforts of Home

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 Read More

{SQT} Fulton’s Spinal Fusion or My Boy’s Bionic Back

Thank you everyone for surrounding Fulton, and our family, in prayer this last week. If you haven’t been following along on social media (Pictures are all on IG.), let me bring you up to speed, and if you have, let me fill in the details for the last couple days. Saturday – I took Fulton Read More

{SQT} Teddy Is Not Happy And How To Get Rid Of Old Artwork

We are less than FIVE DAYS from Fulton’s spinal fusion surgery at Shriner’s in Philly. How have I been passing the time…when I’m not imaging worst case scenarios???? 1. We moved Teddy’s bed out of the downstairs bedroom. The idea was to have Teddy sleep upstairs in Byron’s room. That worked for about three nights Read More

{SQT} Piano, Party, And School Prep Without Pep

Well, I had three potential topics for this week, NONE of which panned out the way I expected. All were going to be very exciting and WOW inducing and I’m feeling a bit of, “Why can I not get my life together since I’m almost forty?” Not having control over several big projects in my Read More

{SQT} No Haters

No Takes yet. Hopefully later. Link up below unless you’re a hater. Also- I wrote a post on Wednesday you can check out in the mean time. An InLinkz Link-up Read More

#sackclothandashes And Action

Today begins the #sackclothandashes campaign founded by my good friends Kendra and Bonnie. I invite you to join along with us for 40 days of fasting and prayer in reparation for the sins committed against the faithful of the Church by those who should have been leading it.   While it would be easy to Read More

{SQT} A Devotional, Some History, and a Book of Bricks

BOOK REVIEWS! Which means tons of affiliate links that generate tens, and tens of cents for me every time you click and buy a book, or pack of Clearblue Fertility Monitor test strips. 1. He Speaks to You, Sr. Helena Burns FSP (of Twitter renown) Since my newly discovered love of the Lectio Divina method, Read More

{SQT} August Is The Relaxing Month Of Worry

1. Since being sick earlier in the summer, I started watching ‘Parks and Recreation’. I have not followed a TV show since Tony and I rented seasons of the Sopranos from Blockbuster Video. It’s eating up too much of my time and I’ve made no progress in War and Peace. On the other hand, it’s Read More

How to Teach Your Kids About Kids Like Mine

It’s SMA awareness month! Time to spread some awareness. Some years I’m more motivated than others, and after several years of blogging about SMA and special needs parenting, I sometimes feel like I have nothing new to say. But, while driving in the car craving Sour Patch Kids, I tried to mentally think of any Read More

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