New episode of Butterfly Talk ready to view! If you want to be able to help a friend or family member that has a child with special needs, I hope my super-important tips can help you! Butterfly Talk is a YouTube show where I talk mom to mom about different aspects of coping and celebrating our amazing kids.Enjoy and I hope it’s helpful! Thank you for watching! Post Views: 37Read More →

The last week of February is coming up, and it’s always a somber time for me. 26 years ago I was 30 years old and nearly 9 months pregnant. I was so happy!! The crib was ready, the diapers bought, and I couldn’t wait to meet my little treasure. A mere week later I was told there was no heartbeat and on March 1st I delivered my angel, stillborn. Every year at the end of February the tears flow. It’s not that I haven’t dealt with it or accepted it. I cry because he was my son and I miss everything we should have gone through together. My life was forever changed by his death. After Alex died we hat to go through the obscene ritual of shipping for the right box in which to bury him. So, instead of a cute Disney Babies crib, he got a blue box toRead More →

This past fall, seeing how our Health Insurance Premium was going to be going up to nearly $1,000 a month (which is crazy), we shopped around for a similar plan but that could at least save us a little money in the long run. We compared, called, sent emails, you name it, and when everyone said it was going to be OK, we switched. Now, I know it would take a while to get everything set back up for Nicky. I just… I don’t know. I am so sick and tired of this “system”. Nothing so far has been approved. NOTHING. It’s been a month. I even had to shell out nearly $200 for medication that is usually covered just because of fiddly paperwork-and Nicky could not wait for “paperwork”. Did I mention that both the Medical Group and the Insurance have REFUSED to pay for bandages and any woundRead More →

New episode of Butterfly Talk ready to view! Today I am sharing 11 Helpful Tips for NEW Special Needs Parents! Butterfly Talk is a YouTube show where I talk mom to mom about different aspects of coping and celebrating our amazing kids.Enjoy and I hope it’s helpful! Thank you for watching! Post Views: 119Read More →

My son has made me a better person. No lie, I used to be the girl who slammed doors and threw things. It’s quite embarrassing to think about that now, but having a child with special needs has taught me to have an immense amount of patience. Nicky has taught me that the only person I hurt when I go through those fits of rage is ME. Neurologists claim that every time you resist acting on your anger, you’re actually rewiring your brain to be calmer and more loving. The law of attraction further states that energy attracts energy. This means that anger attracts anger, greed attracts greed, hate attracts hate and love attracts love.  Therefore, the world of an angry person is filled with angry people, the world of a greedy person is filled with greedy people, and a loving person lives in a world of loving people. Because of thisRead More →

New episode of Butterfly Talk ready to view! Today I am sharing what are my favorite “Special Needs Parenting” Movies, plus I share which movies are available to watch specifically about EB. Butterfly Talk is a YouTube show where I talk mom to mom about different aspects of coping and celebrating our amazing kids.Enjoy and I hope it’s helpful! Thank you for watching! Post Views: 261Read More →

A couple of weeks ago my family got devastating news. My sister, her husband, and our 88 year old aunt all got diagnosed with COVID-19. We do not know how any of them got it, we are thinking perhaps it was from my aunt’s dentist that was asymptomatic, but it almost no longer matters. My sister is mostly okay, my BIL a little worse, but my aunt within a few days was in the hospital and later died. She was okay beforehand. She was never someone in great health, but did not have any respiratory problems of any kind. Her heart gave out because her lungs could not give it and other organs enough oxygen. I was already very careful before her death, I always wore my mask and use disinfectant gel often when I am out and about, which is rare. Now though, I wear 2 masks. One N95Read More →