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...
Before you balk, my mom has cheated death more times than I can count. She knows this. Everyone who knows her knows this. I joke with her all the time that I’ll be putting this or that in her eulogy....
As an introvert, the idea of community or multigenerational living was decidedly unappealing. It’s my home, my space, my solitude. It would mean potentially compromising on everyday life to accommodate someone else. But, now that I have experienced it, I cannot...
Folks, we’re wrapping up the craziest school year of all time! With about a month to go, we can see the finish line in sight, and we’re dreaming of summer time.  But the finish feels really far away.  And this school...
Please don’t pull that trigger, don’t, And please don’t hang a rope. Although what you’re facing now Is so far from a joke. Please don’t take those pills today, Go put away your knife, Your world is dark and gloomy, yes, But please don’t end your...
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...
As I sit here today, I can’t help looking around and wondering how I got here. That’s the crazy thing about life. You don’t know where it’s going.  You can’t see the twists and turns that will come into your path. What...
Unprecedented time. Life upended. Interruptions and delays. Lulls. The new normal. These words and phrases have become prominent in our conversations this year. We grapple with the challenges of a pandemic and all of our lives have drastically changed —...
Imagine you’re out to dinner with your family and strangers come up to sympathize with “how hard it must be” for your husband to care for the kids on his own. This is despite that fact that you’re the one who birthed them, and you’re an equally important and active part in their lives. Or imagine a stranger telling your spouse how it’s absolutely astounding that he hasn’t walked out on you yet due to your “problems.”
A few months ago, I wrote a piece where in it I staked my claim on carving out margin. Mothering older kids seems to be a constant battle of “what can I make time for today?" But now everything...

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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...