{a new season}

{a new season}

I am the mom of toddler. That's right, Bernadette is 2 1/2. I honestly can't even believe it. It seems like just yesterday she was cocooned in my tummy, safe and sound, and there I was, feeling completely unprepared for the unknown journey that lay ahead. Yet, here we are. Two and half years after [...]

{to all the mamas}

{to all the mamas}

Dear mamas who have gone before me, I know you are out there, hustling. Strong and brave as you forge the way for your child with different abilities. Each and every day you fight for your child to be seen, to be accepted, and included. You advocate hard, with kindness, for your child’s voice to [...]

{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 [...]

{a new year}

{a new year}

There is something so magical about the start of the New Year. It feels like a fresh beginning, a time of reflecting on the past year, deciding what worked and didn’t work, and making plans for the year to come.  I look back on 2018 and I have a strong sense of accomplishment. I set [...]

{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. [...]

{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 [...]

{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 [...]