No Excuses

I write this blog to those who are lacking in compassion.   So, let me say.  I am a mother to a wonderful young man with Down Syndrome.  His life long dream is simple to be a part of the community.   This is his last week of high school.  He is a proud member… Continue reading No Excuses


Body image has always been an issue for me.   The funny thing is that it has never been as conventional as you read about it.  You see, even at my heaviest, the mirror always showed me a thinner version.  Funny, my perception may have been distorted.  It wasn’t until I gave birth to my first… Continue reading Authentic


Life is a celebration. Really, if you think about it, everyday that we draw breath is a sheer sign of God wanting and needing us to rejoice in the day. Each day presents its own challenges because life indeed is one large challenge. However, those obstacles that provide us with opportunities to grow, learn, and… Continue reading Celebration


How quickly time passes where I assume the role as “parent” to my mother.   At the age of 82 and widowed twice in eight years, she has aged at a rapid pace.   Physically healthy, she is plagued by depression which steals her feelings of being competent.   I watch her struggle to maintain… Continue reading Changes