• Miracle League Baseball

    One of the best things we ever did for our family was join Miracle League Baseball. We met so many amazing kids and families like ours. We got outside. We… Read More

  • They Will Have Each Other

    Every day lately feels like a sprint. And a marathon. Fast and quick and dragging by at the same time. And yet there are really amazing moments sprinkled throughout. Mixed… Read More

  • Being a Mother is My Hobby

    I googled hobbies at 3 AM this morning while nursing my newborn. She refused to sleep and I had time. Then I googled hobbies for moms. Then hobbies near me.… Read More

  • A Glimpse Into the Non-Speaking World

    My son is nonverbal. Although I’m not supposed to use that term anymore. The preferred term is ‘non-speaking.’ I am tired of arguing about descriptions so I will just explain.… Read More

  • He Gets Different and More

    Sawyer, my eight year old, is the sweetest older brother. He holds his sister, he kisses her every morning, before bed, and when he leaves the house. He counted down… Read More

  • The Baby Phase

    My baby is two weeks old today. As of 12:22 pm she has been apart of this family for 14 whole days. Which means 14 days ago I was pregnant.… Read More

  • I Wish I Could Have Told You

    I think about you sometimes mama. 28 years old. You just had your first baby. You named him Cooper months before he was born. You painted his nursery blue. You… Read More

  • Little Adventures

    We just went on our first outing as a family of six. We actually planned to go on Friday. And then Saturday. And finally we made it today. It took… Read More

  • Some Don’t Follow the Beaten Path

    Some kids never follow the beaten path…Whether it’s from birth or from a later date, some kids don’t follow the beaten path. They don’t meet milestones on time. They don’t… Read More

  • Losing His Normal

    Summertime is different for some kids… So many of you are asking me about Cooper’s summer plans. A valid question. He finished up school yesterday. He is now officially a… Read More

  • Moments of Chaos

    We are a week into this family of six thing. And while I did everything I possibly could to prepare our boys and selves for our newest addition, it’s still… Read More

  • The Calm to Their Chaos

    Life has slowed down over here. We are so used to running to and from, in and out. But we don’t mind. Because we have a baby to hold and… Read More

  • He Grew up Overnight

    My toddler aged years overnight. He was tiny when I left. A little boy when I came home. I keep studying him, stealing kisses and hugs, trying to stop time.… Read More

  • A Life Without Words

    Six years ago, a therapist tough loved me. My son had recently been diagnosed with autism. On paper he was what they call nonverbal. There are lots of ways to… Read More

  • A Family of Six

    Well, we survived our first day and night as a family of six! Some things were as we expected. Some were a surprise. Sawyer is an amazing big brother and… Read More

  • Welcome to the World Wynter Margaret Swenson

    Jamie and I are so excited to introduce to you all…Wynter ‘Wynnie’ Margaret Swenson. She was born yesterday, midday, and is the most perfect addition to our family. I cannot… Read More

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