Messy Mama

People always want to know how I survive being a twin-mom. While I am not particularly fond of that wording, because my daughers’ are not equatable to a natural disaster, I understand what they are trying to ask. How does one person take care of the needs of two tiny humans at all times. The…

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Being Their Voice

I walked into a gathering of people last night absolutely exhausted. I had the usual “I am fine” smile on my face, with no intention of unloading the hurt I was carrying. Suddenly I was disarmed. “Sharon, how has your week been…REALLY?” I muttered something less than eloquent, when “My daughter hurts herself a lot, and I don’t know what to do” came out of my mouth. I couldn’t take it back, and I immediately felt the panic that so often happens when we veer from fake surface-level social conversations. Then I heard the words I didn’t expect to hear. “Oh yeah, we’ve been there, and are there, too.” 

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From Anorexia to Affirmations

I used to hate what I saw when I looked in the mirror. I weighed myself 10-20 times a day, and I would punish myself for whatever number appeared. I dreaded eating, yet I was consumed with thoughts about food all day long. Read more at thegracehaven.com

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Ponderings and “wisdom”of a 30 year old, beardless man

Preaching to the choir… of men.  As of the posting of these words, I will have aged into 3 decades of existence on this quaint little blue orb we endearingly call Earth, hurling around the galaxy at approximately 67,000 miles-per-hour around our sun. It’s all relative. First paragraph in, and I’ve already digressed spectacularly. I…

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THE LONELIEST SEASON: NAVIGATING INFERTILITY AS A COUPLE

It’s no secret that going through infertility is one of the loneliest roads you can walk through as a woman. Even though one of four women struggle with infertility, it’s often unknown to those around us. Many women suffer in silence, feeling embarrassed, stigmatized or just unsure of how to talk about something so painful…

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What Defines my Daughters: Dealing with a Diagnosis

I always knew my children were special, but I did not expect for them to have special needs. Prematurity, Hypotonia, Global Developmental Delay, and Sensory Processing Disorder, are all diagnoses that have been assigned to my daughters. Lani and Libby were born at 32 weeks, and have faced challenge after challenge ever since. Here is…

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