“I don’t know.” These words are powerful. Do you feel emotion around these words?  What does it feel like for you to say these words? To your boss? Your spouse? A client? Your friend?  Your children? What does it feel like when...
This week, our kids went back to school for the first time in five months.  They were masked up, but excited to be back in the classroom with other kids and their teachers.  I went back to school as...
This is an article I never thought I would write. Once I felt the stirring to write it... I admit I put it off. It brings up a lot of raw emotions inside me. But because I see the...
A few months ago, we opened our home to our first foster care placement. We had completed hours of training, mounds of paperwork, had a thorough inspection of our home, and told our life stories to our chosen agency....
I want a good life.  A happy life. Don’t we all? Don’t we all want a life that is Facebook worthy? One that is full and that we are proud of? I bought into the lie that I must be...
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A Mother’s Manifesto

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Emotions are high. Opinions are fact. Opponents are everywhere. Friends are few. How are we to mother? I can’t answer that question for you, because I think that’s how we got here.  Every mother is responsible for her own decisions....
Co-parenting is hard.  Unless you’re one of those one-in-a-million divorced people that gets along great with your ex, coronavirus has made co-parenting phenomenally more difficult. A guidebook for co-parenting through a pandemic?  Yes, please. There is no guidebook for co-parenting.  Not really. ...
Hi, my name is Jenny, and I am a recovering worrier. More than half of my life has been spent deep in the pits of worry. I was the toddler who hated going to daycare because I was worried my...
I am broken right now. Frozen in a moment of unknown.  My family is right in the middle of a pause.  My hubby lost his job a few months ago and we are not sure how to answer “where we will...
At 10 pm, the phone rings.  It's the placement supervisor from our foster care agency. “Hey Cory. Are you up to taking an emergency placement tonight?” My husband and I had gotten our two bio daughters to sleep and we were...

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

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When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy will...