The First Day


The day I’d been fearing finally arrived. Yesterday, I loaded the kids up and headed for (first) the middle school, then the elementary school. After going back and forth several times about whether it would be best to park in a disability space or just go through the regular line, we opted for regular line. All […]

In Between Tears at the Sleep Center


Hello, my friends! Your eyes are not deceiving you: I really am truly back – at least I plan to be. School starts on Monday and we’ll be back in a routine again which – I hope! – means I’ll have a little more time to think my thoughts and mop my floors and type […]

LAST CHANCE! The Ultimate Photography Bundle Sale Ends Today!


Don’t forget! Today is the last day to pick up your copy of the Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle. Whether you just want to take better pictures of your kids, take amazing pictures to share with others, or even go professional, you won’t find a better deal anywhere. And…it’s going away in just  a few hours – […]

In Which I Get Real About My (Lack of) Talent


As of today, I have over 35,000 image files in my photo library, which would become unwieldy without the right tools and process to keep them organized. A lot of those images were good straight off the camera, but many were not, so I also need the right tool to fix them (or at least salvage them […]



Both of my kids are the inspiration for this blog, but Nathan was the catalyst. In the beginning, it was a place where I – a mom who’d just been surprised with a second child with a disability – dumped my thoughts, my family and a few friends read them, and I went on about my […]

We’re Still Whacking the Moles Around Here


Did you miss me on Tuesday? I missed you guys, and unfortunately…I’m going to be missing you a little bit longer. One of the most vile GI bugs I’ve heard about it in awhile has been making the rounds down here and took our family out – all four of us, Mr. Andi and within […]

The Kids Are All…Wright?


Many times I’ve said to myself, “Our family could be a reality show.” Between Sarah Kate, Nathan, Mr. Andi’s adventures, and the dogs, we could entertain families across the nation for at least a couple of seasons – even if we only covered the stories related to food and poop (TMI?) But while our life […]

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 […]

A New Year’s Exploration!

Photo Courtesy Marwa Morgan/Flickr

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 […]