Top 6 Special Ideas for Special Families for the Holidays.


We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to … Continue reading Top 6 Special Ideas for Special Families for the Holidays.

Not A Tiger Mom, Not A Dragon Mom, What kind of Mom am I?


The strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws. ~ Barbara Kingsolver Oh how true this is, whether you are a Tiger, a Dragon or some other kind of mom, like me.  Since I have finally managed to collect myself … Continue reading Not A Tiger Mom, Not A Dragon Mom, What kind of Mom am I?

Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,


Finally getting off 24/7 oxygen support: Priceless Congratulations to our precious E, who was told yesterday by her pulmonary doctor that we can take her off oxygen during the days and only use it at night.  A huge step for E and for our family.  There are no really words to describe how we feel and this is a deeply seeded emotional experience for us as a family so I will not explore these emotions openly today but I will say Hope, Faith, Love, Resilience, and Friendship, Intuition, Prayers, Positive thoughts and An Excellent Medical Team provided the foundation for … Continue reading Hope: Free, Faith: Free, Love: Free,

Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.


“Your inside voice, called instincts, is trying to tell you something…use your outside voice to speak up.  Just start talking and the words will come…don’t be … Continue reading Hear your inner voice, use your outer voice and know it matters.

From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.


“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you” ~ Ben Folds Since it’s nighttime and I just put my precious E & Q down to sleep, I want to say thank you to everyone who visited us today and for those who did and felt moved by “Welcome to Holland,” here is what I think E would have said to me before she went to sleep.  Thank you for this HUGE boost today for me and my family but also for everyone else that has been to Holland through their children, parents or … Continue reading From a Little One’s Perspective…Even When They Can’t Talk…They Love You.