Sensory Processing Issues and The Morning Routine

Sequence, lace and bows make little girl clothes cute and adorable. For the little girls with sensory processing issues, cute and adorable becomes a nightmare. It’s scratchy. It burns. It irritates. Sensory processing issues was a new term we learned when our daughter’s conditions were finally diagnosed. Her conditions include a lengthy list with sensoryContinue reading “Sensory Processing Issues and The Morning Routine”

Book Review: Arianna Huffington’s Thrive

Sometimes we get a wake-up call when we’re running at warp speed for too long. Arianna Huffington’s wake-up call came in the form of a collapse on her bathroom floor. To the public, she had it all money, power and fame. That’s how we define success, right? Huffington was exhausted, lacked sleep and self-care. She wasContinue reading “Book Review: Arianna Huffington’s Thrive”

The Interviews: What It Feels Like to be a Special Needs Mom

Meet Kristi, author of Finding Ninee. Kristi writes about what it feels like to be a special needs mom. With a mix of humor and compassion, Kristi started with a memoir that turned into a blog that helps other special needs moms like me. Kristi shared with us how telling your story can help youContinue reading “The Interviews: What It Feels Like to be a Special Needs Mom”

What Intellectual Disability Means to Me

I couldn’t stop staring at two words on my computer screen: Intellectual Disability. After 5 years of doctor appointments, tests and more tests, we had several conditions finally diagnosed for our daughter. Our journey included two neurologists, two geneticists, pediatricians and development delay specialists that spanned two states. It’d been a long road to diagnosisContinue reading “What Intellectual Disability Means to Me”

The Interviews: Working Mom and Grad School

Meet Diana, author of LadydeeLG. Diana lives in New York, is a full-time working mom and just completed grad school.  Whoa. A lot to handle for anyone.  Diana shared with us how she survived grad school with her husband’s help and still managed to keep sane with some me time. Tell us about LadydeeLG. LadydeeLGContinue reading “The Interviews: Working Mom and Grad School”

5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom

Did you know that moms are the sole or primary breadwinner in four out of 10 households with children? According to the Pew Research Center, women make up almost half (47%) of the U.S. labor force today, and the employment rate of married mothers with children has increased from 37% in 1968 to 65% in 2011. The roleContinue reading “5 Ways to Thrive as a Breadwinning Mom”

Relocating with Kids: 5 Tips for Getting Settled

My 7 Tips for Relocating with Kids included ways to stay sane and organized during a move. The funny thing is I wrote that in the midst of packing, just before our state to state relocation.The insanity set in once we arrived at our new yet temporary digs. It was a pretty crazy. We survived. IContinue reading “Relocating with Kids: 5 Tips for Getting Settled”

Fear, Confidence and Stuff In Between

My hubs and I worked on a relocation plan for over five years. I didn’t post too much about it because I really didn’t know if it would happen. The truth is I was feeling pretty scared about taking the leap. Excited but scared. We had many discussions about the kids, our family goals and theContinue reading “Fear, Confidence and Stuff In Between”