Moms are awesome. #WorldsToughestJob

If you haven’t seen this viral video yet, by American Greetings and Cardstore, you must watch it! They created a real job posting, posted it on real sites and conducted real interviews. Their working job title was, “Director of Operations.” It gave Continue Reading…

5 Tips to Potty Train a Toddler with Sensory Processing Disorder

5 Tips to Potty Train an SPD Toddler

Sensory kids are tough. They generally do what they want, when they want and ain’t nobody going to convince them otherwise! For months, I had anxiety about potty training C. Would he be ready? Would he play games with us, like the first time we Continue Reading…

What I Don’t Say About Being a Special Needs Mom

“I don’t know how you do it.”

I get those words a lot. I usually smile and reply, “You learn to deal with what you have to deal with.” That’s the truth, but there is a lot more to my truth that I don’t add. The truth in its entirety is just too Continue Reading…

Parenting as a Multiple Choice Exam


Sometimes it feels like parenting is just one giant exam after another. I don’t know if there’s really a correct answer to some of the exams, but I’m sure there are ways to fail. My latest exam had me feeling completely unprepared. Frantic, even. Continue Reading…

“Tummy Hurt.”

I think this may have all been a little easier before C was able to articulate things. Last night I noticed that there was fluid leaking around his g-tube button, which meant that I needed to add 1-2 ml of water to the balloon for a tighter fit. He Continue Reading…

The Great Cheerios Cleanup Standoff of 2013

C and I are a little too much alike. And by that, I mean that he’s basically me in male form.

With his sensory processing disorder, health problems and the terrible twos, we’ve been dealing with some pretty intense behavioral issues. I’ve started Continue Reading…

Figuring Out My Parenting Style

It seems like these days you’re expected to pick out a parenting style before giving birth. Are you going to practice attachment parenting? Free range parenting? Are you going to use the Ferber method? Extended breastfeeding?

There are just so many Continue Reading…

I’m Not Just Doing Laundry, I’m Raising Human Beings

Many times since C was born, I’ve found myself struggling to answer the questions, “What do you do?” and “What did you do today?”

As a mom, my days can be monotonous. I sometimes often feel like I haven’t accomplished a single thing. C can demand my Continue Reading…

The Feeding Basket

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I was chatting with my sister-in-law about what it’s like to transition from one child to two, and she was offering me some tips.  One of them struck me as a particularly awesome idea: a feeding Continue Reading…

My Response to the Article, “A Nation of Wimps”

I’m not sure why this article suddenly went viral, considering it was published in 2004, but “A Nation of Wimps” by Hara Estroff Marano has been making its way around social media this week. Published in Psychology Today, it discusses how micromanaging our children is Continue Reading…

Things I Never Thought I’d Say

Parenting has this way of making you blurt things out of your mouth that you never would have expected.  Here are some of mine:

  • How many times do I have to tell you not to grab your poop?!
  • This baby better show us its genitals today! (I feel the need to clarify that this was said on anatomy ultrasound day.)
  • Come here – let me get that wax out of your ear.
  • Thank you for handing me your booger.
  • We don’t pick Mama’s nose.
  • He’s bathing in his own urine!
  • I am not a tree that you can climb.
  • DON’T EAT POOP! (This particular one was accompanied with a shriek of horror.)

What kind of things were you surprised to hear yourself Continue Reading…

What I Love About Being a SAHM

There are some days that I really wouldn’t mind going back to work outside of the home.  I do miss working in higher education sometimes, and when I have a particularly challenging day with C, the thought of going back seems very Continue Reading…