Who Am I?

HugMommy

With the birth of each child, I have felt a strong calling to be home with them, but finances have never allowed it, and I’ve never had the support of my husband or mentors in the desire.  The birth of my third son coincided with the beginning of my two-year-old’s therapies.  While on maternity leave,…

Tan Lines

TanLines

How is it that I’m tan?  I mean, seriously.  Anyone who knows me knows I can’t get a tan.  As a teenager, I would lay out in the backyard for hours in hopes of getting a bit of color, that wasn’t a freckle. I’m a mom whose life is running from one appointment to another. …

Learn The Signs

TheMileStoneBW

The popular Autism awareness campaign slogan is “Learn the Signs. Act Early.”  That gives a false sense of security. The campaign says to read the milestones, and when your child doesn’t meet them, tell the pediatrician.  The End.  That isn’t enough.  Our pediatrician brushed us off when we told him our one year old wasn’t…

Waist

WaistBW

Recently, I happened to notice something in the mirror. A waist! Or at least the beginnings of one. I guess I’ve been wearing baggy nursing tops lately, but this day I wore a regular fitted top, and noticed I finally have a bit of a waist. I had given up on looking for it months ago.…

Baby-Carrying

BigGuyBaby

I’ve heard a few stories about young children picking up their baby siblings without their mother’s permission, and the mothers trying to retrieve the baby without the older child getting worked up and dropping the baby.  I honestly figured if that happened to us, it would be the least of our troubles. I’ve been expecting…

Unstoppable

AmyOldestBaby

I’m a Type A, over-achieving first-born who has always found life to be more fulfilling when I push myself to my limits, and make the impossible happen.  I was a shy nerd in high school, who tried out for student government and found myself in front of the entire school, dancing and lip-synching to a…