Not So Different After All

Last week, Rob shared with me that our friends were starting to give him a complex about how much I talk about my highly anticipated two hours of mama time each week. He said, “It sounds like I don’t let you get out of the house or something.” And for some reason that comment has stuck with me…and only because I know it’s simply not true. The only person that stops me from taking time for myself is me. I always said I would never be one of those moms whose entire life revolved around her child. I promised myself I would remain true to my pre-child identity. I would not be one of those wives who had a date night tainted with only conversations about their child....
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A Different Perspective

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a creature of habit. I think, by default, most of us are. I like staying within my comfort zone because it is safe and it helps my neurotic brain feel like it is somewhat in control. Unfortunately this behavior has trickled over to Lola, I think in part, because I have learned I have virtually no control over Lola’s unknown condition. There are no books like “What to Expect When You Have a Child With Undiagnosed Developmental Delay” to learn from. I go by pure instincts on how to best care for Lola and I often have to think outside the box to best cater to her comfort level and abilities. So when my step-daddy Steve decided to put a...
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Letting Go

“My biggest downfall as a parent is and will be letting go.” These are my own words and this week they are especially coming true. In one short week (or less), I will begin working again. I’ve been lucky living and working at the hotel in Costa Rica. While the job wasn’t ideal, I was still able to be with Lola all day. The longest periods of time I had away from her were simply to run a client somewhere so at most, a few hours. Now I will be back to the grind. I’m going back to the cafe I once worked at before I left for Costa Rica. It is a good place to work. The customers are awesome, the co-workers are great and the money...
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