Two years ago my friend Molly and her family started a program called Bundle Up to help the homeless stay warm during the cold winter months. The idea stemmed from Molly’s daughter Izzy who was heartbroken as she learned about people without homes. For the past two years they have donated hundreds of blankets, gloves,… Continue reading Bundle Up Boston
We are so collectively distracted by getting and going, and having, and showing that we are not present enough to witness each other as we are learning, and loving, and growing.
Dear Stephen and Joseph, Your third and first grade school year is coming to an end. There is a little bit more than usual going on right now, as there usually is this time of the year. We have ice cream parties and field day mixed in with birthday celebrations and spring concerts. Then there… Continue reading Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality
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
Fighting for the needs of my children while battling depression and anxiety was the hardest thing I have ever done. These four years were a roller coaster of emotions without any sense of stability or predictability at all. The courage needed to fix it and the work that is required to change is now the ongoing battle. I know it will be a part of my life forever.
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
As moms we know a love like no other. What a lot of people may not consider is it also means we know worry like no other. It starts from the very second we learn that our child is on the way. If you are a mom of children with unique needs there is also… Continue reading A Mama’s Heart