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Hilarious, Joyful, Medically Complex. Food Allergies, Mito, CHD. Toddler, Tween, Teen. A new adventure every day.

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Small things.

A week ago, there was another school shooting and this time it happened in our area. 10 more lives were taken. It is a thing that words do not touch, a thing that is too big and too grievous and... Continue Reading →

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Sending Our Kids to School Should Not Be Terrifying

I feel like my heart has been rubbed raw lately. We've been dealing with some big things in our family, in addition to yet another school shooting where so many kids' (who were the same ages as my children) lost... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Bottle, with love.

So it has finally happened, Josephine is no longer drinking out of bottles. Yes, she's two and a half. And yes, most babies are weaned from them around their first birthday. Josephine has had her own unique journey, though, with... Continue Reading →

Cranky Days

Josie has been in a mood for a couple of days now and hasn't been sleeping well for a week or more. I've been having to go to bed early because she needs me, and even when I'm with her... Continue Reading →

Gift Ideas for (High-Needs) Toddlers

We have a high-needs toddler, as I mentioned before. High-needs kids don't really play independently, like at all. It can be challenging to shop for a little Cling-on (because the thing that mainly want is YOU), so I'm sharing a... Continue Reading →

Deep Thoughts on Daniel Tiger

Josie is super into Daniel Tiger. I like it, too. Catchy songs, good lessons. But sometimes I wonder...what exactly is going on in The Neighborhood?? Is The Neighborhood a cult or an experimental child development community? Is that why are... Continue Reading →

Want/Need/Wear/Read

Four years ago, we changed the way we do Christmas gifts for kids. Instead of buying willy-nilly (within our budgetary limits), we shifted to a want/need/wear/read structure. This means our kids get 4 gifts from us, and each of them... Continue Reading →

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