Inspirational Posts

Category: Inspirational Posts

My life has changed in so many ways

The boys spent New Years day with their mom and I had plans of my own. We’re keeping the circle of people we spend time with very, very small right now as COVID is worse than it’s ever been in Ohio. Half of my family either has COVID right now or is getting over it. …

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The Calm

As I’m preparing my little corner of the world for 2022, I wanted to quickly share something I’m going to be putting a major focus on as I move forward. 2021 has been a monumental year for me, as well as my kids. There have been so many major life changes and I’ve definitely grown …

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One of the most important post divorce parenting lessons I’ve learned

One of the things I thought I would never get used to after my divorce was splitting up things like birthdays and holidays between households. Family is so important to me, and not having my kids home on days like these was hard. I didn’t think I would ever be okay with it. Even though …

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You’re not a bad parent and here’s why

Parenting is hard. There are no two ways about it. Parenting kids with unique challenges like autism, ADHD, anxiety, mental illness, or other physical/emotional disability can be even more complicated. I’ve been a parent for over two decades now, and I’m still learning. My parenting experience is mainly special needs in nature but believe it …

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Never give up and here’s why

I wanted to share something with all of you, and while I won’t go into the nitty gritty details, I do feel the message is important. Anyone who has read this blog over the last 12 years, knows that my life has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Raising kids with extra needs …

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I went back to therapy today and I’m glad I did

I took a couple months off from therapy but decided to go back today. Therapy is an amazing thing that I didn’t always embrace for myself. Over the past few years, however, I’ve been hitting therapy pretty hard and it’s paid off. I’ve always believed in therapy but never made the time for myself. I …

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Life gets better and here’s why you should never give up

If you’ve followed my journey over the years, you know that I’ve been through a lot with my kids and my kids and I have been through a lot together. It’s just part of life and we all go through things that are difficult. Some of us, more than others. I know many of you …

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Goodbye Survival Mode

I was having a conversation with my favorite person the other night and something occurred to me. I had been living in survival mode for as long as I can remember. Living in survival mode is not all that dissimilar from experiencing hypothermia. In hypothermia, when body temp drops enough, the brain slowly begins to …

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