Mikelle and I feel compelled to write about life with a disability, not just the challenges but the opportunities, the friendships, the innovations, and the brilliance of our communities in action as we share our everyday life living with a disability. With a little more information, motivation, we hope to share how our life is shining beautiful and maybe help you to shine beautiful, too.
A Must Have Tool for Transition Planning
It is late spring. The flowers are bursting through moist soil with daffodils and tulips, and the sweet smell of apple blossoms lingers. All across
Our Everything, Everywhere All At Once!
Routine Life Most families have a routine. We have a daily set of rituals and activities that help us wake up, move around the house
Part Two: What is Next?
Doubt Nagging doubt and uncertainty have replaced my fear. Yet, I know I am not alone as I share a cup of coffee with the
Where is the Exit Ramp?
What are the Options? Like many mothers my age, I am at the dark end of a blind alleyway looking for the exit ramp from
One Christmas in Color, two-holiday parties, three great presents, four fun team members, and five golden smiles made this holiday season bright. Strung together like
Vote Like Your Life Depends on It! Cause it does.
Today, November offers up a beautiful fall day. The temperature hovers at a lovely sixty-five degrees. Soft, faded pink hydrangeas bounce on a gentle breeze.
Simple, Basic, Fun Ways to Win Back our Happiness.
Simple Sometimes it is so simple—a win for a beleaguered and treasured football team and a Halloween party. In these moments, we step back into
Special Education or Special Nightmare?
“One faces the future with one’s past.” Pearl S. Buck So much has changed in those years since we posted that blog COVID, the aftermath
Seven Steps to Finding Balance in a Turbulent World.
Balance. Is it possible in these turbulent times? When we think of balance, Mikelle and I see it differently. For her, balance is the lack
Adventures in Grand Lake, CO
Everyone Needs a Little Time Away. Mikelle’s Vacation. Heck, it has been a long haul with Covid. We were getting cabin fever and decided to
Taking a “MOMcation”.
Why I have to get back to the islands. It is time for a “momcation.” I need a beach, a cocktail, and a whole night’s
Spring Time Strategies for Self-Care.
Hello Beautiful! Spring is sprouting here in the Rocky Mountain area. Daffodils and forsythia burst with bright yellows, fragrant pink and purple hyacinths delight us