Holiday Time and Autism

I love seeing all the darling family pictures from Christmas Sunday services. It's embarrassing to say I even envy them a bit. Our Sunday service today in retrospect was, well, comical. We usually try our darnedest to arrive to church at least 10 minutes early, allowing us to get the spot we want. We prefer … Continue reading Holiday Time and Autism

The "Coddling" Parent

Recently, I had a peculiar conversation with a woman waiting to pick up her grandchild while I waited for my daughter at her school. I usually get to avoid the awkward parent pick-up small talk because I have my glorious buffer in the form of my son with me. He runs around like a mad … Continue reading The "Coddling" Parent

A Tale of a Special Needs Parent

Take one Kids can be embarrassing, am I right?! Nothing gets you over embarrassment than being a parent, especially of a special needs child. Let me explain. Yesterday began just fine. Nothing out of the norm. We did have a blissful weekend of lazy mornings, so maybe being back in the swing of things made … Continue reading A Tale of a Special Needs Parent

THE LETTER NEVER SENT

I’m hard on myself. I’m sure if I visited a therapist, they would say even to an extreme. My sweet husband witnessed the degree of my self-loathing when I became a mom. Brynn, our daughter, was colicky on top of having medical issues, so she essentially cried most days and nights. My emotions overruled any … Continue reading THE LETTER NEVER SENT

Choose Life, Choose Adoption, Choose Love

The anticipation of the coming of a new baby into this world is almost too much to bear. Often eagerness and anxiety overwhelm the thoughts of the parents-to-be. Then, something remarkable happens. When they hold their baby for the first time, the fear fades. Instead, they are overcome with adoration and love for their tiny … Continue reading Choose Life, Choose Adoption, Choose Love

Our Magic Formula

This is just a regular old day for most of you. For us, it’s our wedding anniversary AND our amazing friend, Tricia’s birthday AND the former Mr. and Mrs. Federline’s anniversary. That’s right, we got married on the same day as Britney Spears and Kevin Federline. I’m happy to proclaim our marriage has surpassed the … Continue reading Our Magic Formula

The Face We Call Pace

Our first child, Brynn, is adopted. Going through the adoption process is one of the most beautiful, memorable of experiences of my life. I will share more about it another day, but today I write about our boy. After years of Mark trying to impregnate me, we presumed we would never ride the pregnancy wave. … Continue reading The Face We Call Pace

Children should be seen AND heard

I’m sure many, if not all of you, have either heard of or watched the hilarious sitcom, Arrested Development. Before kids and I could watch or listen to what I want during the day, I practically had the show on a loop. The school several of the family members attended, Milford Academy, highly encouraged/mandated children … Continue reading Children should be seen AND heard

No Such Thing (as a supermom)

My son quickly corrects me when I call him by his name, reminding me he is NOT Pace, he is Spiderman. In fact, he corrects just about everyone who calls him Pace. He’s so lucky he’s cute. He, then, follows up by calling me Super Mommy. Sure, in his eyes, I am a superhero. It’s … Continue reading No Such Thing (as a supermom)