E makes Magic Friday, Pure Magic. Go on put what you want out there, it can’t hurt.


In true form of putting something into the universe, Magic Friday on ‘mynewfavoriteday’ indeed became magical when Miss E decided she would be perfectly happy to have mommy hold her hands (huge) while she stood about a foot away from me supporting her own body weight. Just standing, standing and more standing. And, if that isn’t enough, the fact that there was some rhythm to the “conversation” E and I just had, is just pure magic. 3 weeks of speech therapy and progress…my cup runneth over. Continue reading E makes Magic Friday, Pure Magic. Go on put what you want out there, it can’t hurt.

Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin Yesterday, it must have been that so many of you saw the question I asked and photo I posted and said, “duh, Shannon, that’s … Continue reading Why can’t the moon be a ball? How you see things can change everything.

Motherhood: an evolution of strength, love and silliness.


“Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.”  ~Linda Wooten As women (and you men know just what I am talking about if the switch has ever flipped … Continue reading Motherhood: an evolution of strength, love and silliness.

A little mischief can be fun, unless it winds up in your mouth….


“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” Angela Schwindt   These days I seem to be learning a lot about Q and me through his urine. Oh yes, … Continue reading A little mischief can be fun, unless it winds up in your mouth….

The gift of the first time…there is still time.


“We must become the change we want to see.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Ok, so perhaps that title is a little risqué, but for those of you who may think ‘mynewfavoriteday’ has gone into the gutter, it hasn’t, ok maybe sometimes, … Continue reading The gift of the first time…there is still time.

Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”


I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day. I spent my weekend being reminded just how true it is that “it takes a village to raise a child” and so this week in different ways my blog is dedicated to … Continue reading Theme of the week, “It takes a village to raise a child”

Thoughts about love for Father’s Day….


“There are three stages of a man’s life:  He believes in Santa Claus, he doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, he is Santa Claus.”  ~Author Unknown “Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.”  ~Bill Cosby “You will find … Continue reading Thoughts about love for Father’s Day….

Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.


  The irony of this picture is that I don’t totally subscribe to it because as I have said before I am a spiritual person; however, I do believe that we have choices and make them everyday and those are in your hands.  I had to remember that today as once again I had to confront all of my inner discomfort as Q’s Urologist called to discuss his test results from that horrible VCUG in May (clearly more traumatic for me that him as I still remember it clear as day as the “how could you betray me and tell … Continue reading Remembering Everyday is a New Day…That’s The Easy Part, Keeping Perspective is Challenging.

“I GOT IT!” ~ A reminder about friendship and remembering to love yourself


“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” ~ Albert Schweitzer … Continue reading “I GOT IT!” ~ A reminder about friendship and remembering to love yourself

The Precious Gift of Time….


Normally, as we all know, I start my posts off with a quote, but instead I will be closing with something you may have already seen in the form of an email forward at some point (no it’s not the Nigerian Prince who is asking for money, but perhaps one of these times it may be applicable), but it’s an interesting sentiment when you really start to think about the preciousness of time.  I just came back from a weekend away in Napa with the Wondertwins and some very dear friends. KSP ended up having to go away on business … Continue reading The Precious Gift of Time….