She’s a Stair Walking, Bird Wearing, Awe Inspiring Little Lady

Last week, Rob called me at work to share exciting news regarding Lola…she had walked down the stairs while holding the handrail in her preschool classroom. I could hardly believe what I was hearing. Not because I didn’t think Lola would eventually do it, but simply because Lola isn’t able to walk on her own yet. She needs full hand assistance when walking, so for her to master the stair walking alone was quite a remarkable accomplishment. In fact, many children that are able to walk unassisted continue to receive early intervention therapy simply to master this difficult task. I was elated with happiness, but I sort of wanted to see for myself because I couldn’t really picture in my head my tiny daughter walking down stairs. And...
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Celebrating Me is Celebrating Being Lola’s Mom

For me, Mother’s Day began on Saturday this year as I was scheduled to work on Sunday. Really, I feel like it’s Mother’s Day every day as my wonderful husband is always sure to make me feel special no matter if it is a holiday or not. Saturday felt like a crisp fall day rather than teetering on the edge of spring. It was chilly and the cloud cover left the sunshine to remain a mystery. Regardless, we bundled up and headed to town to join in on the festivities at Celebrate Irvington Day. The tiny streets were lined up with artists, local businesses and everyone in between. There was a craft sale going on which is where you could find me a good chunk of the morning....
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Getting Back Up

Have you ever slipped and fallen in front of a huge crowd of people? Do you pretend like something somehow jumped out in front of you causing you to fall? Do you simply put your head down and act like it didn’t happen at all? Or do you accept that yes, you just made the biggest ass of yourself, but hey…who doesn’t and really…who’s going to remember anyway? I admit it…you all saw me fall last week. I couldn’t blame it on an obscure object that disrupted my path as I knew right where I was walking. I couldn’t act like it didn’t happen because that’s probably what got me in the situation in the first place. So yeah I fell and I fell hard, but I stood...
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