In his short 3 years of life, I've taken him to over 300 appointments. From pediatricians, to naturopaths, chiropractors, dentists, psychiatrists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dermatologists, GI doctors, ENTs, allergists and behavioral analysts - we've seen them all. Along with a slew of physical health problems, the icing on top was multiple mental health diagnoses. … Continue reading Isolated by my child with invisible special needs…
I grew up in a family where the beautiful, nice, neat and put together were praised while all ugly was brushed under the rug because nobody knew what to do with it. Sound familiar? A lot of people I know had a similar upbringing. Maybe it's normal; but I've learned normal isn't always healthy. Had … Continue reading Confessions of a Former Control- Freak: Pt 1 – How Rockbottom saved my life.
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring - all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia "The more you compliment people, the less valuable your feedback is. I only pay a compliment … Continue reading just give the stranger a compliment.
No, I'm not a Christian who's pro-choice. Like many of you, I too am pro-life. When voting, I also select candidates who are most in line with my beliefs - who don't agree with murder of innocent lives. I also happen to be a single-mom. A single-mom who once was pressured to abort my own … Continue reading A note from a single-mom: Christians, we need more than just your opinions on abortion.
"Emotional pain cannot kill you, but running from it can. Allow. Embrace. Let yourself feel. Let yourself heal." - Vironika Tugaleva Not long ago, a friend and I were talking and sharing things we could each use prayer for. After I spoke, she replied "Oh my gosh, I have absolutely no reason to complain about … Continue reading Your suffering is valid… even if you aren’t a starving child in Africa
"She was a forgiver. Her heart was so large, she didn't know how to give up on people because she always believed the good in those she loved." - C.R. Bittar Abuse is a process that unfolds very slowly with calculated tactics by a master manipulator. Abusers don't walk up to you and punch you … Continue reading In response to the ignorance: here is "why she stayed" with the abuser
"The way we talk to our children becomes their inner-voice." My son is a very active toddler who is full of energy and has a mischievous personality. A few weeks ago I found he had gotten into markers and was coloring on my bedroom furniture. "Bravery!" I exclaimed. "Is that something you should be doing?" … Continue reading bad boys, brats & divas: we’re raising what we’re praising