BeYouTiful, Brotherhood, Childhood, Dancing in The Rain, Enjoying the Ride, find your magic, Kindness

The Synergy of Our Brokenness

Not too long ago we were gathered at the home of my cousin when the election came up. Now, I come from a large, loud and proud Irish family. I have one aunt in particular who is extremely passionate about politics. She is smart and knows what she is talking about. She has strong opinions… Continue reading The Synergy of Our Brokenness

adolescence, BeYouTiful, Childhood, Dancing in The Rain, Enjoying the Ride, find your magic, friendship, high school, Soul food

Sixty and Sunny….

Being from New England means you get to enjoy the change of seasons. It means that you witness the trees transform from green to a beautiful mix of reds, oranges, and yellows. It means you watch football with the windows open while you cook a hearty pot roast and and bake an apple pie.  It… Continue reading Sixty and Sunny….

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The True Colors of Unanswered Prayers

Unanswered Prayers   If I have learned anything over the past eight years it is that expectations hinder growth. We create these ideas of who we are supposed to be and what our families and lives are supposed to be like. Our decisions and choices are then catered to match those expectations. The problem is,… Continue reading The True Colors of Unanswered Prayers

Albinism, Childhood, Dancing in The Rain, find your magic, Mommy Journey, Motherhood, Parenting, Teaching

Prove Them Wrong

I talk about this day so often. He was TWO YEARS OLD! He is legally blind. They said he would struggle to read, write, run....hell-they said he'd struggle to do tons of things. Steve and I nodded our heads and ignored their opinions about our sons' supposed limitations. We promised each other our boys would… Continue reading Prove Them Wrong

Albinism, BeYouTiful, Brotherhood, Childhood, Enjoying the Ride, find your magic, friendship, Kindness, Learning, Mommy Journey, Motherhood, Sensory Processing Disorder, Soul food, SPD, Staycation, traditions

What a lot of people don't understand is that Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, is a spectrum disorder. Which basically means, one person with SPD may over-respond to the touch sensation and find clothing, physical contact, or other sensory input as unbearable. Another might under-respond in reaction to stimulation