{new year, new goals}

{new year, new goals}

There is nothing like the closing of year to get you to start thinking about new goals for yourself and your family for the new year ahead. It’s a time of reflection, looking back on the year that is passing to see what worked well and what didn’t. It’s a time to reevaluate where you [...]

{it’s been awhile}

{it’s been awhile}

This space. This blank page. Waiting for my thoughts to get out on the crisp white background. Yet, it's remained blank. Almost the entire month. The greatest month. The month that I could be writing about all the amazing things that are Down syndrome and how it has changed my life. And yet, I haven't. [...]

{today’s the day}

{today’s the day}

The first day of Kindergarten. For my oldest. The one who made me a mother almost 6 years ago. We are entering a whole new chapter in our lives. It excites me but simultaneously terrifies me. I think back to when she was first born. So many sleepless nights. No one every told me that [...]

{beach day}

{beach day}

I am wordy. I know. I write a lot of what's on my heart. Which for me means using a lot of words. The things I feel burning a hole inside of me that just have to get out before I self combust. This post will be short and sweet, with a few motherhood through [...]

{milestones}

{milestones}

I think as moms, we can all agree there is nothing more exciting than watching your child hit all the milestones. Rolling over, sitting up, first words, walking. There are so many precious moments that melt your heart as you watch with wide eyes as your little one accomplishes these milestones. All of my time [...]

{chasing butterflies}

{chasing butterflies}

Delicate butterflies fluttered their wings all around her as she tried to follow their unpredictable patterns. Up, down, back and forth they swayed, dancing in the fresh morning air. Their wings a beautiful bold yellow in color, mimicking the bright sun as it warmed the earth.  I don’t chase butterflies. I wonder if I ever [...]

{sickness}

This past week, this household has been hit with the plague. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration but really, it feels very much like the plague. Kids have stayed home from school, various therapies have been cancelled and I have tried my hardest to take a little time away from the house to keep my sanity. [...]

{my motherhood}

{my motherhood}

I'll be honest. Motherhood looks completely different than I ever imagined it. This coming from the mom who just laid her 19 month old daughter down for the night with a CPAP mask on. I would have never guessed all those years ago this is what my motherhood journey would entail. My oldest came into [...]

{mom life}

{mom life}

It's been one of those days. I woke up late so I barely had time for any sort of run. I left the house feeling like I had already been defeated before my running shoes had a chance to prove me wrong. I still went anyway, even though I only had time to run for [...]