Why Nathan’s Haircut Matters


If you read Tuesday’s post – and especially if you read the comments – you know at least one of my readers doesn’t like Nathan’s haircut. I do like Nathan’s haircut, so in a perfect world the story would end there, and I wouldn’t be writing a post about Nathan’s hair. But we don’t live in […]

What You Said on the Bringing the Sunshine Survey!

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I’ll be honest – when I posted the reader survey a few weeks ago, I wondered if I’d have more than a couple of dozen responses, and I was a little bit afraid of what the responses I did receive would tell me. I know what I think about the blog, but I had no idea if […]

Sun-Beams: January 25, 2015


Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Athletes with Disabilities Eye College Competition – Have you heard of goalball? I hadn’t, […]

Seven Snippets: Disney Dream Cruise Edition


— 1 — Originally, we planned to take two days to drive down to Port Canaveral, and two days back. It’s doable in a day, but without stops it’s about eight hours and we have two kids, including one sorta-kinda-but-not-totally potty trained, so … not fun. In the end, we opted to leave late on […]

Disney Cruise, Part 2: Sailing With Two Special Needs Kids


Based largely on Ellen’s review of the Disney Fantasy, I felt pretty confident going in that it would be a good experience. What I wasn’t sure about was what the experience would be like for OUR family. Every kid with special needs is different, and we have two! How would a Disney cruise go for our […]

Sun-Beams: January 11, 2015


NOTE: I’m taking a blogging break this week to rest and regroup for the new year. If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to fill out my reader survey – I’ll share the results with you soon; they’ve been very interesting so far! Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or […]

Seven Things I Want to Accomplish in 2015


As you might have guessed from yesterday’s post (if you haven’t already, please go check it out and fill out my brief survey!), I want to be more intentional this year with the blog, but I want to be more intentional in other areas, too. In lieu of “snippets” this week I’m sharing with you seven […]

A New Year’s Exploration!

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Can I just tell you how much I appreciate all of you? I know I throw in a Thanks! for things every once in awhile, but I truly do not tell you enough how thankful I am for all of you who read, comment, and tell your friends about us. Sometimes it’s tough for me to […]