Just Do One Thing

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I am a self-help junkie. Ever since I discovered the phrase “personal development” in college, I’ve been hooked on reading all the books that are supposed to change your life. Home organization, fitness, mental health, you name it, I...
Today, there are thousands of children out there in need of a loving home. There are thousands of families out there aching for someone they haven’t met yet. Fortunately, we have great news for everyone out there thinking about or...
St. Patrick's Day has always been a part of my life. When I was young, I hunted leprechauns. My friends and I ran around the playground at school - brown grocery bags flying behind us.  The younger students understood that...
As a mom, I have become exceptionally good at multitasking. I have taken conference calls while taking temperatures. I have written blog posts on my iPhone from the waiting room of the orthodontist’s office. I have arranged an entire...
It’s crazy how it took me almost 40 years to finally embrace who I really am. I took my kids to San Diego for Thanksgiving to see my family. Prior to our trip, there was a group text to decide...
So *someone* has a birthday this year. Well (God willing), we all will, but *someone* has a BIG birthday this year. Y’all. I turn FIFTY in May. The big 5-0. Whaaaaaat? This birthday has caused me to do some deep...
December was a whirlwind of chaos and busyness unlike any other month of the year. Now that the magic of the holidays is over and the dust is beginning to settle, I am left feeling completely exhausted. Don't get me...
You've been reading the most amazing book and so far, you feel fairly confident you know what's going on with the plot and the characters. Not that the storyline is boring, or you can easily predict how the story...
I don’t know about you, but my family can easily slip into complete chaos if we are not well organized. With three kids and a husband who all have their own things going on, a dog, a career, extended...
'Tis the season for making a new start. If you follow any publication or friends on social media, you know that right now they are all about how to make this year better than the last - more organized,...
"Mommy?! Daddy?! May I have a guinea pig for Christmas? I promise to take care of it and you won't have to do anything at all...I pinky-promise!"  Parents. When your beautiful little girl or boy comes to you early in...

The Magic of Christmas

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Do your children believe in Santa? I never told my daughter that Santa existed. What she knows, she learned from cartoons and other people. I never had a reason not to tell her that he exists. I just didn’t. Is...
When my children were younger Christmas was such fun because they were always excited. They would write Santa Claus letters and talk about all the things they wanted. We would take them to different places where Santa would be...
The holidays are said to be the most joyous time of the year. Unfortunately for some special needs families, they can be the most stressful and frustrating time as well. Many children with special needs thrive on schedules and familiar...
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