Originally written March 2019 Growing up, it was simple enough. You studied hard, made good grades, and joined a few clubs or extracurricular activities all so you could apply to a number of good schools, get accepted to one or all of them, and finally be on your way to having the profession of your… Continue reading Was Getting My Master’s a Mistake?
Losing someone you love is hard. And there can be no competition about which is the hardest although I could never EVER imagine losing a child. No one should ever have to bury their baby. But loss is loss, and regardless of who it is, when we love someone and that someone is no longer… Continue reading We are the Hands and Feet: Losing a Parent at a Young Age
Milspousing (military spouse-ing) ain't easy. And while we might have been excited about joining this lifestyle, it's unfair to say that we knew what was coming down the pike. We. Did. Not. Now, I wrote a blurb about the challenges military spouses face. But today, I want to specifically discuss how gosh dern difficult it… Continue reading We are the Hands and Feet: The MilSpouse and Job Hunting Blues
In part two of my "Hands and Feet" series, I will be discussing some of the struggles we faced when we bought our first house. For most people, buying a home is exciting and anxious all at the same time. Buyers get to tour their potential next place, and usually get time to decide on… Continue reading We Are the Hands and Feet: Flip Or Flop
Life has been messy, to say the least. It's been difficult to pin point where exactly my next move will be because I've been so busy still tending to unresolved issues and uncertainties. In the midst of struggle, it can be easy to feel lost and confused, abandoned and alone. The overwhelming guilt attributed… Continue reading We Are the Hands and Feet: Our Learning Differences Journey
You are a parent. Your everyday chaos is a constant reminder of your status. You are a parent. Full stop. And suddenly now, you exist to serve others, namely the little hellions running around destroying everything. And for this you should still be grateful because after all, not all are as blessed as you. Your… Continue reading Your Feelings are Valid
Mary Poppins. You know her. You love her. And if you're a mom, you wish you had your own Mary Poppins, if just a little bit of that magic. If only it were as easy as saying "spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down." We've all been there, had moments as parents where… Continue reading A Change in Perspective Boosts Confidence: A Mary Poppins Lesson
Having a child who is differently-abled can be challenging and can test your limits, and your confidence, as a parent. When my son was diagnosed with Autism in 2012 and then my daughter with ADHD in 2018, one of the immediate thoughts I had was if this was somehow my fault; if through some… Continue reading 7 Ways My Children Make Me a Better Human
Sometimes, it's something tiny. Sometimes, it's a little bigger. But one of the missions of Davis INC. is the management and prevention of the tantrum. Now, I know that tantrums are quite normal, especially at the toddler/preschool age. But in our home, it has turned into a regular day-to-day occurrence; one that I have to… Continue reading Could You Please Calm Down?
Well, it's official. I don't have enough fun. Can I say I'm surprised? Not really, no. But is it all my fault? Well, possibly. You see, as a mom with three kids diagnosed with special needs and as a wife to an active duty service member, my life stays busy. My brain is constantly going… Continue reading We All Need a Little Reckless