Bigger Picture: What I Learned When Smooshed My Kid {#BPM}

It was a glorious Saturday afternoon. I had ditched my date with the laundry monster in favor of hanging out with our two cutie pie monsters.   We made our way downtown with the intention of heading to the Farmer's Market. However, mama can't do downtown without an iced coffee in her hand. A quick coffee stop turned into a full-on second breakfast.   You know because oatmeal just isn't enough.   In 2.5 seconds Big E and I had gobbled up our goodies and were left … [Read more...]

Bigger Picture Moment: Temporary

I walked back into my office last Thursday smiling. It was a “good” day, we had just finished E’s conferences and his teacher gave him a glowing report. He’s outbursts are few and far between, he’s reading well, and likes to participate. Everything I had hoped for him was coming true.   Then the bottom dropped out.   The frustrated texts began.   With each one my blood began to boil.     Then BAM!   It took only 2 hours and our … [Read more...]

Bigger Picture Moment: Jump and Fly

He stood on the wooden stairs of our new house. Packing boxes scattered around him. I was sweating buckets hauling, moving and unpacking, and his little body perched on the stairs created a roadblock to my progress, “hey buddy you need to move so mama can get by,” I encourage him.   “No mama, I jump,” he says.   At which point he proceeds to jump, which basically means he hops and steps down onto the floor.   He repeats this about a billion times or at least it … [Read more...]


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