Potty Training: Focus on the Child not the Method

I used to potty train clinically. So, when it came time to training my own daughter, I thought I had it in the bag.

WRONG.

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Hyperemesis: A longer word for Torture

Imagine always being hungry, but eating literally anything makes your body sick.
Picture thirsting for water constantly, but even water sends you running for the toilet.
You are supposed to be glowing and showing off your cute pregnant belly, instead you’re watching the bones in your chest pop through as your body is wasting away.
If you are easily squeamish, this post is not for you strong. I cannot share about my daily reality in an honest way, without talking about things that are normally taboo.

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The Stone Twins turn TWO

Yesterday we celebrated two whole years with our darling daughters. Birthdays are great for so many reasons, one of them being a time of reflection.

Parenthood has a way of messing with our sense of time. The nights of broken sleep seem endless. The hours of feeling relentlessly needed seem like slow ships passing by. Yet, we blink and a year has passed.

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WARNING: Do Not Skim Read This

Fight the temptation to skim this article. I will try to keep this short, I promise. Have you ever stopped to notice how often you skim read? I have, and it scares me.


Skim reading used to be a, something that helped us search for information and learn faster. Today, skim reading tends to be our go-to

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Adaptations: Thriving with Special Needs

Being a mom of special needs has taught me to see the world differently. Part of loving my child means celebrating where they are right now, instead of getting lost in other people’s expectations. This means not giving up, and changing the way we approach things. I want to share a bit about what this means for our lives, and I will include an example of how to adapt a common children’s toy.

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When Trauma Touches Your Life

Have you ever felt like you’ve moved past something, and then suddenly your blindsided? Pain, past memories, or fears hit you again and again like relenteless waves. Trauma takes a strong grip on multiple layers of our lives. If we are not careful, it can suffocate us.

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Big News and Building Roots

We have some WONDERFUL news to share with you (again!) Before I get to our announcement, I want to quickly recap where we have been.

If you have been following our family for awhile, you understand that our “norm” is chaos. From medical complications to cross-country moves, we haven’t been “settled” for several years.

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