Living Life Today

Something shifted over the past few weeks. The world started waking up from it’s unexpected midwinter’s nap. Slowly stretching, pressing snooze, stretching some more. With trepidation we started to reengage. We have slowly started living after our unimaginable, unprecedented, forced break from life. 
It is safe to say we are all a little shaken.
We are not the same.

A Magicmama, A Badass Crew, and A Joyspreading Renegade

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FamilyConnect | American Foundation for the Blind

The American Foundation for the Blind has compiled an extensive list of resources for families living with low vision or blindness. I highly recommend you check out the Family Connect section of their website! Please share any successes with the resources in the comments section. — Read on http://www.afb.org/blindness-and-low-vision/familyconnect-8160

The Cultivation of Courage Series

Lesson One: Let Them Fail Now more than ever our children need us to model courage and witness us standing up for what is right. We must do this even when it is painful or difficult, especially then. We need to ask questions when we’re not sure and challenge things we don’t believe to beContinue reading “The Cultivation of Courage Series”

Magic Matters-There’s No Denying It

Without the magic of it all, what is the point of it all? Think about it. What would be missing from a world without the mystery and the magic? Well let’s think; Santa, Rudolf, Frosty, The Little Drummer Boy, cookies and carrots and presents AND family gatherings… The Easter Bunny, egg hunts, baskets filled withContinue reading “Magic Matters-There’s No Denying It”

The Best is Yet to Come 

This can be easier said than done. Does that mean we shouldn’t still strive to achieve? Of course not! Life is not supposed to be easy. It is meant to challenge us and teach us every step of the way. We can’t learn the lessons intended for us if we are not present. So justContinue reading “The Best is Yet to Come “

What’s Your Currency?

We are so collectively distracted by getting and going, and having, and showing that we are not present enough to witness each other as we are learning, and loving, and growing.

Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality

Dear Stephen and Joseph, Your third and first grade school year is coming to an end. There is a little bit more than usual going on right now, as there usually is this time of the year. We have ice cream parties and field day mixed in with birthday celebrations and spring concerts. Then thereContinue reading “Finding Magic-Life Lesson One: Perception is Reality”

Prove Them Wrong

I talk about this day so often. He was TWO YEARS OLD! He is legally blind. They said he would struggle to read, write, run….hell-they said he’d struggle to do tons of things. Steve and I nodded our heads and ignored their opinions about our sons’ supposed limitations. We promised each other our boys wouldContinue reading “Prove Them Wrong”