This time last year I was on night 1 of at least 4 or 5 nights of absolutely no sleep. This time tomorrow I was desperately trying to look into my 5 week old baby girl's eyes still hoping for a miraculous miracle. This time the following day I was handing my tiny baby to a surgeon and literally collapsing and choking in fear... This time the day after I was learning to put in and care for a minuscule contact and instructed to patch my daughter's "good eye" half her waking hours - Awesome to … [Read more...]
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My Sweet Pip, I've been reflecting the last few weeks about all that has happened in 365 days and trust me, you will hear about it your entire life...Your first year here baby girl, was one hell of a ride...And you have the scars to show for it - Literally... At least once a day, I run my finger over the scar that saved your life and fixed your heart...You endured so much, too much & because of it I know you can & will get through anything...I promise I … [Read more...]
Lately, I have needed a kick in the you know what to be inspired to get my daily posts up. Some days the creative juices aren't flowing and it can be tough to be inspired every day to write something that you think your readers will find inspiring, useful, or interesting. That is why when I read about the BlogHer NaBloPoMo November Challenge, I thought this just might be the thing to get me back on track and start blogging/posting with fresh eyes. Basically, the challenge … [Read more...]
I am a Mom and I created the Senseez Pillows. The name Senseez means to ease the senses. Let me tell you the story of how Senseez was born. When my son was 2, he was diagnosed with a special need. One of his difficulties was sitting in one place long enough to eat his meal, read a story, or sit for circle time. I spoke to an occupational therapist who recommended a vibrating mat to help with this. I bought one for my son, and he instantly loved the sensations! But one day, I … [Read more...]
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am a soon-to-be-single mother of two special needs children.. I love duct-tape, MacGyver and was born thinking outside the box. I am an independent thinker who often got in trouble in school and college for speaking my mind and not following the crowd. As far as I'm concerned – that qualifies me to be one great special needs mother. Not quite three months ago, I made an irrational, illogical and emotionally-based decision that I had been … [Read more...]