Today I Forgive Myself For My Sadness

Today, I find myself in a dark place, a place filled with sadness, frustration, anger and pain! So today, I forgive myself for my sadness! Special Needs Mamas I wrote this for you, for us…FOR ME! Where do I go from here? I can’t seem to find the right words, the right path to help […]

Moving Past the Guilt as A Down Syndrome Mom

I feel this very way right now. As we are working through my son’s IEP and I am reading progress reports. I am sitting here questioning what if I spent more time encouraging my son to read, what if I spent more time doing math problems with him, what if I spent more time playing […]

YEP THERE HE IS WITH CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY​​​​​​​

On March 6th, my son and I along with other self-advocates and families walked on Capitol Hill to advocate for the human rights of all individuals with Down Syndrome and shared with our state legislators why certain bills were important to us. You can find out more about those legislative bills by visiting the National Down Syndrome […]

Day 14: Create Your “Happy” Playlist

Day 14: Create Your “Happy” Playlist and Play It Often So here is Day 14 of “14 Days of Loving Yourself”, and we are talking all about your “Happy” playlist. Yep you know that playlist of the 80’s music (well that is what’s on mine). The music you play when truly no one is around […]

Day 13: Say Yes To Something You Want To Do

Day 13: Say Yes To Something You Want To Do How many times a day do you find yourself doing something that someone else wants to do? Maybe it’s your child or your spouse, maybe it’s your family or a friend. Always saying “yes” to others isn’t allowing your cup to get filled. We need […]

Day 12: Rekindle an Old Friendship

Day 12: Rekindle an Old Friendship Childhood frienships are really hard to maintain, especially if you move out of state, get married and have children. With this season of gratitude and love, it’s a perfect time to rekindle and old friendship. It may sound scary to reach out to an old friend you haven’t spoken […]

Day 11: Getting Rid of the Brain Dump

Day 11: Getting Rid of the Brain Dump Our minds are constantly going that of course there is no room for anything new. We have to clear the clutter from our brain. We find ourselves constantly thinking of new things like what to make for dinner I need to schedule that doctor’s appointment I need […]

Day 10: Create a Self-Care Routine

Day 10: Create a Self-Care Routine So now is the perfect time to create a self-care routine. But here is what is important to know about creating a self-care routine. you need to stick to it you need to do something that you will enjoy. If you don’t like running then don’t make that as […]

Day 9: Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

Day 9: Don’t Compare Yourself To Others Moms we all know we do it. We compare ourselves to other Moms or look at our family and compare it with our neighbor. Or look at our child and compare with someone’s else’s. But DON’T! There really is no good that will come of that and I […]