The Kids Are All…Wright?

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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!

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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 […]

2014: The Year of Sarah Kate

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I’ve been blogging in my little corner of the interwebs for almost five years – unbelievable! What started as an outlet has grown into something I never could have envisioned when I signed up for that first Blogger account so long ago. It’s become a tradition for me to provide a recap of each year’s […]

DVR Alert: Who Cares About Kelsey?

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One of the toughest things about Disability World is the way that some people react to my children’s disabilities. Sarah Kate’s gait is distinctive, and Nathan’s facial features scream “Down syndrome!” It’ll always be that way, for me and for them. Visible disabilities carry a stigma, plain and simple. But in some ways I’m thankful […]

A Little Sunshine Around the Web

I sat down to write today’s post and the stars aligned … but not in a good way. I knew exactly what I wanted to write about but a splitting headache combined with a laptop temper tantrum made me want to throw up my hands and cry Uncle! Mr. Andi, sensing my plight, suggested that I take […]

Tell Me What You Want to Hear

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Happy Thursday! Yep, I finally did it. I got a photo of me with both kids. It’s not sharp, you can see a lot more of Sarah Kate’s neck than is optimal, but after being asked for a photo of me with both kids THREE TIMES in the past month, I finally got one that […]

There’s Sunshine Behind the Clouds: Now Available for Kindle!

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Can you see me doing my happy dance? WOOT! I’m excited to announce that my ebook is now available for Kindle! It’s called There’s Sunshine Behind the Clouds: Surviving the Early Years as a Special Needs Mom and you can grab it for just $0.99! About the Book There’s Sunshine Behind the Clouds: Surviving the […]

It’s Here! My New FREE E-Book!

Have you ever boarded a flight when the weather was nasty? From the ground, the sky was dark and it may even have been storming. It was one of those dismal, gloomy days when all you want to do is go back home, climb in bed, and wait for the sun to come out again. […]

I’m Looking for a Few Good Moms!

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Or dads. I’ve had an idea for a new project in the back of my mind for awhile, and finally decided to go for it. My idea? Publish an e-book for parents of children with special needs, geared toward those for whom the diagnosis is still new and whose children are still young. The hardest […]