Lunchtime Gossip


As a parent, it is so easy to forget that we need to teach our kids WHAT to say, just as much (if not more) than what NOT to say. I go on walks often with my 10-year-old daughter. This last school year, 4th grade for her, she had plenty […]

Dysautonomia: The Basics

Chronic Illness

Dysautonomia: The Basics In your body, you have the Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System.  The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is one of two parts of your Peripheral Nervous System. The ANS works to maintain homeostasis in the body.  The ANS has the big job of regulating things […]

Not a DETOUR, but the road of my life

Chronic Illness

💕It’s true. Even when being faced with my body never being healed, I still have so much joy and anticipation looking toward my future. Being healed or “healthy” will not determine how I view life or my opportunities. This is simply my new normal. My “just how it is”. I’m […]

Top 10 Books For Kids (all ages!)

Family, Life Style

Do your kids like reading?  I have one who would rather do crafts and crochet, one girl who can’t get a stack of library books big enough (she LOVES to read and finds it easy), and a little guy who wants me to read him ALL the stories with silly voices […]

Best Shows on Netflix for Kids


With Summer in full swing, my kids are enjoying watching afternoon shows.  We work hard in the morning with chores, errands, and a little school work.  And we usually go on a walk before the air gets too warm.  After lunch, it is quiet time and naps.  My kiddos LOVE to watch shows […]

Joy In Limitations

Chronic Illness, Family

There are so many things I want to say in this post.  It will be hard to narrow down what to share and what to save for another time. You all know how I feel about the Olympics.  And amazing recovery and achievement stories.  I have told you how much I […]

A Quiet Update

Family, Life Style

It is now the first of April and we are really getting into our groove of embracing quiet.  I am adding a new element this month for my entire family.  We are doing a screen free April.  And while this won’t mean for quiet necessarily in the sense of noise […]