The drastic swing of a pendulum

Newton’s 3rd law states…”For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. I’m starting to think that pertains to our life right now. Whenever our life swings in one direction, its not very long that it seems to swing in the complete opposite direction. Our pendulum swing is drastic. For us, for every amazing[…]

Waves of crashing emotions

If we get to sleep, I usually wake up positive. This has been a big shift for me over the past five years. I didn’t use to wake up positive. Honestly, I was living in a fog. The fog of grief. Now most days I wouldn’t say there is grief, just a wave of sadness,[…]

Traveling and kindness

We love to travel. It has been immensely harder for us the past five years. Since flying became so hard,the past couple of years we have really tried to incorporate more family adventures that involved driving. We have had some really fun experiences from San Diego to Mammoth mountain and I will always love road[…]

Diagnosis Day – Five years later

On December 17, 2013, Magnolia was diagnosed with Rett Syndrome. That was five years ago. So much has happened in the last five years – Rett has progressed, science has gotten closer to a cure and we have gotten stronger. The last five years have been the most difficult in my life. I’ve watched my[…]

Let’s talk yoga

Why we do yoga… Yoga has been a part of my life for awhile. I’ve taken yoga classes off and on for the past twenty years. I’ve always loved it as a workout. When Magnolia was 2 years old, I wanted her to take yoga classes, so we would be the cute mommy and daughter[…]

What being 2 1/2 years old means to us… two realities

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “Do you see how well Gray is doing?” “Isn’t it exciting how well he is doing?” “Have you noticed how well he is doing?” I think these are all questions of good intentions but inside it makes me internally roll my eyes. LOL. Yeah, I’ve[…]

Starting 2nd grade

It’s finally here. I can’t believe Magnolia is starting 2nd grade. She loves music, mostly #taylorswift and the #lumineers . She loves #adventuresports#familyadventures and watching #fancynancy she loves #harrypotter She will choose to try and #rockclimb over going #shopping . That is who she is. She wants to be a writer. For the first day of[…]

Scoliosis, kyphosis and other symptoms causing symptoms?

And now introducing Scoliosis and Kyphosis. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Kyphosis is the excessive outward curvature of the spine,[…]