The Storms in Life give us Spring


Last week we experienced the first storms of the season. They day went from warm, sunny, and happy to loud, angry, and rainy. Winter has been long gone, but the signs of spring have yet to show. Few plants have grown, the grass was still mostly brown, flowers were still hiding, despite the warm weather. […]

Easter Egg Hunt Failures


I love Easter. It has always been my favorite holiday. To me, it’s about forgiveness, new beginnings, new life, and renewal. It’s always been a deep feeling holiday that extend beyond the bunny and chocolates. One of my favorite Easters was in 2009. Ana was finally old enough to grasp that candy was left all […]

Spreading Awareness without the Blue


I’m not wearing blue on April 2.  I’m not wearing blue to spread Autism Awareness. I understand it’s World Autism Day. I understand that we need to talk about this affliction because more and more of our kids have it. I understand that I’m one of the few autism parents that has a child who talks, […]

A Decade of Lessons


My baby is ten-years-old. Today. I absolutely can’t believe it. I remember the day of his birth so vividly, it feels closer than a memory, but it was also a lifetime ago. This child was my first; the one who taught me how to be a mom. The one who taught me about love and […]