Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Post

Confession: This post is partly obligatory due to a conversation I had with my daughter yesterday: S: Mom, can I create a graphic for your Mother’s Day blog post? L: I don’t have a Mother’s Day blog post, but I thought about it. S: Well, can I create a graphic for it? So here isContinue reading “Not Your Typical Mother’s Day Post”

Lessons in the Valley: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness

I never imagined that moment would come.  When you have children, you anticipate the first steps, words, and milestones.  This was not a milestone I had foreseen.  No parent ever really does, for that matter. Don’t misunderstand, I am a huge proponent of professional counseling.  I am a product of professional counseling, praise God.  IContinue reading “Lessons in the Valley: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness”

Lessons in the Valley: Choosing What’s Doable

As parents, we have choices to make daily.  We have to determine what is best for each child at a given moment of the day.  Most of the time, it’s pretty clear-cut: eat, sleep, bathe, play, school, etc.  When it comes to a child with a chronic illness, those choices become a little more difficult.Continue reading “Lessons in the Valley: Choosing What’s Doable”