I conquered the dreadmill!

Well, I certainly didn’t conquer it, but I did successfully use it to work out.  I’ve run on treadmills before but at around 30 minutes or so I can’t go on, no matter how slow I’ve been going.  My friends who do 8, 10, or more miles on the treadmill make me want to bow […]

Surprising Success!

Bringing my son to places with other kids his age has long been a source of anxiety for me.  It was only recently that I braved bringing my son to the indoor play area in our local mall.  So when we were invited to a friend’s kid’s birthday party at My Gym (think Gymboree), I […]

What will you get loud about?

Everyone has their own universe they live in.  It’s their reality – what stares them in the face throughout their day.  You can’t compare your reality to someone else’s, and that can be a hard fact to hang on to.  I’ve had my struggles in life and each time I felt guilty about what was […]

The Holidays Stole Me!

I’m back! Whew – what a couple of weeks I’ve had.  Between finals, Christmas, family visiting, my head is spinning!  No complaining here though.  We had an amazing time with my sister visiting from NOLA, family in from Georgia, NYC, Cape Cod, Portugal, and Germany, it was amazing to see everyone.  Some family members haven’t […]

(Mama’s) Santa Meltdown

Every mother who dresses their child in a special outfit to go see the mall Santa knows that there’s a certain amount of pressure.  (Especially if you’re a type A personality like me – everything must…be…perfect!!!)  You figure it could go one of two ways: your child could smile like the cherubic angel they are, or […]

Giving Thanks!

I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was full of family and delicious food! Harry and I had a great day, although the little man refused to nap.  Even without proper sleep, he was a great little boy and only ended up in time out once!  We are in a “throw everything on the floor” stage, so that’s […]

The Moment I’ve Been Waiting For (was a let down!)

Many of you know that for the last few months I’ve been waiting on the genetic testing results.  The word “wait” is actually not in my vocabulary, so really I’ve been obsessing and bothering everyone involved.  The last time I was in the CHOP offices, I talked circles around the lab tech to try to […]

Happiness and Walking and Love and Running

Harry is WALKING.  My dreams have come true.  He’s doing it in pieces on his own, but little by little he’s gaining confidence.  Today I had to leave the house with him.  It’s hard to manage him and things in my hand, so I usually sit him on the stoop, gather my extra stuff and […]


I had debated writing earlier this week and titling it “Going Off the Rails on a Crazy Train”, because I feel like I’m riding an emotional rollercoaster.  One moment, I’m in despair that Harry can’t do anything, and the next he does something incredible.  Monday’s OT session was horrific; Harry cried absolutely uncontrollably the whole […]