So as we fell right into fall, and into pumpkin candles, crunchy leaves and beach sunsets. It was beautiful. Juggling 2 different sports schedules, homeschooling and weekend projects we did our best to milk the goodness out of the season. The kids are growing and stretching their independence and it feels a little awkward but all theContinue reading
I am a mom of 6, 5 boys and 1 beautiful girl. We live life to the fullest, as best we can! Some days are good and some are bad but we push through and some how have a smile on our face at the end of the day! We have a little bit of this and a little bit of that in our family including Down Syndrome and Gluten Intolerance.
Its Saturday Morning and I am finally able to throw something out into cyber space. As I wrapped some left over business from the week first thing, a song on Spotify, “Walking Stories” by Jilian Linklater triggered something in my heart. I am not sure what is happening lately but inspiration has been falling fromContinue reading
Coming off a 3 day weekend full for friends and family inspires me to be better. To do better. Time is just, time and unfortunately none of us have a lot of it so making the best of the time we have is always the most fulfilling. This summer was not exactly what I wished forContinue reading
Somewhere in between 14 years and today I forgot how to say yes. I used to be a “Yes Mom” and some where between raising kids, a mission and a career I lost it. It feels like I say no to everything, unless of course I am trying to make up for the No’s thatContinue reading
How could summer almost be half way over. I have not recovered from Memorial Day, Graduation and all the other other events that have gotten in the way of “slow down” this past month. Don’t you just wish you could hit the snooze for a week and forget about all the things you need toContinue reading
I noticed something last weekend, in-between some projects and travel schedule. I can’t explain it except it caught me off guard. I was watching my daughter try and ride her tricycle, something that generally comes so easy to a six year old. Well that is not the case for my daughter. She is still tryingContinue reading
Every year I think about what I will write on World Down Syndrome Day about where I am, where my daughter is and where our family is going as we navigate the diagnosis of Down syndrome that we received a little over 6 years ago. Over the years my posts have changed. They started outContinue reading
The weather has been so interesting this year. Freezing one day, snowing the next, and then sunshine with 50 degrees. You never quite know what it is going to feel like when you walk out the door. It has been kind of fun guessing. I am all for little milder winter and for early signs ofContinue reading
I was reminiscing as I was planning this post about the past couple of weekends. Weekends that gave me the opportunity to step away from my every day life and out into the world alone. It was like dipping my toes into a pool of water that was right temperature. The kind of water that makes youContinue reading
This month was something. Nothing to complain about. A little snow and a little sun, what more do you want? All I can say is it was slow. We rang in the New Year ready to sprint out of the gates and in some respects we did, but in others it was still January. SoContinue reading
I am a wife and mom to this is big family of 8. My personal passion is photography and working toward a more accepting world for my children to grow old in. I am the founder and president of Changing the Face of Beauty a nonprofit encouraging retailers big and small to include models with disabilities in their advertising. Welcome to my creative outlet where I share with all of you what makes me, me.