Milestone: 1 YEAR

Happy Birthday McKinley! McKinley is truly an amazing daughter. I know I know…every parent thinks their child is amazing and wonderful and the best. But duh, if a parent didn’t feel like that about their children then I would be confused…possibly even concerned. McKinley has grown into this free spirited little girl. My little hippie….

First Publication!

My whole life I have wanted to be published. Finally the moment has come and I couldn’t be more excited. In fact, I’m extremely giddy.  I remember having a paper I wrote on female infibulation in the 10th grade being published, but it was a publication our school created… so I dunno- do you count…

Definition: Family

Family is powerful.  Powerful was the first word that came to mind, but the word power doesn’t come close to describing what a family truly embodies. When you type “definition: family“ into Google, “A group consisting of parents and children living together in a household,” shows up.  This is a crappy definition. Thefreedictionary.com defines family…

Aquarium Adventure

McKinley had her first visit to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. It was 30 degrees, so we spent a few hours traveling around the aquarium and reptile pavilion. McKinley was fascinated by the fishes and did a lot of talking to the turtles! I cant wait to take McKinley back to the zoo! Buy your…

Support Structures

This is what we do on random afternoons. I’m a therapist, so it’s second nature for me to say this;  Having support is crucial.  When the going gets rough we rely on support structures to____________.  Fill in the blank.  I leave a blank because “support” means different things to different people. I have learned over…