An inner battle a Mama cannot fight

I identify as the gender I was assigned at birth. So was my oldest. And my husband. My mom. Aunt. Papa. You get the point. When I walk in to a room full of people, there is usually at least one person like me - a female. An assigned at birth, female. I dont have …

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The Loving Myself Journey: Gate #4 – Special Needs PTSD

Like the past 3 gates, this one came in like a wrecking ball at the speed of light, knocking the wind out of my sails, leaving me stranded in 82ft waves. Before I realized what hit me, I was drowning. In the middle of an ocean I built with my own 2 hands. No one …

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Be Your Children’s Fiercest Advocate

Events unfolded last Friday and this Monday at our kiddos school. It was nobodies fault. And the school staff did the best they could with the tools they had. I do have to say that the school staff is amazing. With that being said, the time has come to make sure our daughter has the …

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Maybe I don’t want summer to end

The kids have been driving me crazy the past couple weeks. They have stopped listening. They have started being little brats. They are stubborn and moody and ugh. It is time for them to go back to school. I have been saying for the past week that I cannot wait for them to go back …

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Finally! It’s over!

I didn't think we would ever make it thru this school year. It has been a really tough year. I have never been tortured before. But I imagine it would be similar to what we experienced this year - slow, arduous, stressful, torture. I wasn't too worried about Thing 1 starting 2nd grade. But before …

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Every Journey has a Road Block

I haven't written much. I haven't written at all, in the past couple weeks. I can barely muster enough mental energy to work on my photography. I went back to work post-emergency surgery 2 weeks ago. I feel like my brain is in a constant state of exhaustion, my thoughts stuck in molasses. If its …

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He is going to change the world

Our son is unique. He is challenging. He is tricky. He is stubborn. He is smart. He is amazing. He is fierce. He is beautisome. He sees the world in a whole different way. The world he experiences is not the one that we experience. I knew from the first ultrasound - that he was …

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