Reading to Your Unborn Baby

Reading to Your Unborn Baby

Children reap great benefits from parents who begin reading to them from birth on.  Exposure to books develops language, word and picture recognition, and creates a positive bond between parent and child.  Reading that is started early provides relaxation before...
Post-Election Peace for Mamas

Post-Election Peace for Mamas

Today, more than ever I find myself staring into my mobile screen or IPad, texting, checking email, social media and the news. The news streams are endless and even scary in the last few weeks before the elections. After the elections, they are so driven by anger and...
Panic to Peace

Panic to Peace

That cold winters evening. The roaring pellet stove warming the house. I had just returned from work and quickly threw some leftovers on the table for dinner. Mickey Mouse was keeping my two little girls busy while I was folding my 5 plus loads of laundry. It had been...
Finding Joy Through the Pain of Autism

Finding Joy Through the Pain of Autism

There were times when my days seemed endless and I felt trapped. Living in what appeared to be a constant state of crisis management – always waiting for the other foot to drop. Constantly, vigilantly on the lookout for triggers, for potential meltdown material. My...
Created in Love

Created in Love

This week has been many hours of writing for me. I have poured my heart and soul into all the words that I have written and have reflected in my journal entries all the emotions that have risen to the surface. I had a beautiful opportunity to write for an incredible...
Big Girl, Little Tot and Security

Big Girl, Little Tot and Security

September is here! Happy new school year! (I am clearly not excited at all LOL). My oldest daughter started fourth grade this week and watching my big girl get ready on the first day was a little emotional for me, as it always is. Each year her morning routine seems...