So I’ve started reading again. I was a latecomer to the whole reading game, I never understood my sister’s fascination. She would be absolutely dead to the world, blocked all […]

I used to feel guilty for not being ambitious. Despite people constantly giving me recommendations on what I should do to make money, I have never been motivated by it. […]

Caregiving, Disability

September 8, 2021

Supermoon Mama

DDX3X and Autism

Steph D.

Before I begin, there are three things you need to know about me: 1 – I am NOT a writer. Far from it. 2 – I have been home with […]

Being a parent to a child like Maeve comes with so many challenges. Every holiday, birthday or really any old celebration, causes me so much anxiety. Both of my girls […]

I know a lot of parents can relate to this during the toddler years, but Maeve cannot handle so much as a drop of water on her clothing. She is […]

The first time I heard Maeve’s giggle, my heart just melted. It was such an unexpected deep belly laugh coming out of such a tiny baby. She still has the […]

I’m about to invite you into our home. Join me as we walk through the front door. Oops watch out! You don’t want to trip over the mountain of shoes […]

With everything that goes on with Maeve, it is easy to let her take over all aspects of my life. When I sleep, eat, go out, work out, go to […]

When I started writing this, I hadn’t yet read Amanda’s post on Sisters. There must be something in the air. Either that, or we are both competitive and trying to […]

Caregiving, Disability

February 9, 2021

Missing My People

Steph D.

Last time I spoke about Maeve’s exclusion, now I want to talk about mine. Listen…I warned you all in the beginning, that I am a complainer!  As a parent of […]

  1. Wendy says:

    Stephanie. Since you were a little girl. I always believed you were the best loyal friend a person could ever have!! And I still believe all your friends feel the same. They Adore and admire You!! I wish I lived around the corner. I miss you so much !!
    I remember you were 4 or 5 saying. If I’m still this ugly when I grow up I’m never going to school.
    I wish you could know your value. And the joy you bring to Everyone’s life. Including your babies Love you

  2. Mo says:

    Mr Pretty doesn’t want to go and meet anyone he has his perfect Mrs Pretty already. ❤️❤️❤️ But what you said makes perfect sense moms and dads of special kids get left behind all the time but I don’t let it bother me as lone as my family unit of 3 is happy that’s all that counts ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  3. Steph says:

    Thanks Monique ♥️ I agree they are no doubt the most important thing, but being a wife and a mom isn’t all that I am. I need to find new ways of proving that to myself.

  4. Amanda Coolman says:

    This post!! Though I don’t have any children, I feel this so much. I get that it’s hard to just let lose and act the fool for a night (or two) because that call can come at any moment and WHAT IF it does and you can’t get back in time? It does get harder to make new friends as you get older, and that doesn’t make it easier. (Like you, I have a group of ride or dies who I am very grateful for, and my sister.) But it is possible to meet new people – maybe not during a pandemic – but honestly I have a few friends I have only gotten to know in the past couple of years when I least expected it. I don’t know you well, but if you are anything like the person who comes through in your writing, then I’ve got to side with your Mom here. You are many things. And you owe it to yourself (and to your children and husband) to take some time and find a way to prove it to yourself. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. Steph says:

    Aww this was really nice to wake up to earlier. Thank you so much for your kind words. It is especially nice to hear that you understand what I was saying ♥️ I often wonder if people will even be able to understand my rambling!

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