old scars becoming new fears

Pepper is authentic.  Fully, unabashedly herself.  Her drum beats differently and she stomps her feet to its rhythm with gusto.  This has always been her operating state and it is mix of fear and inspiration for me to watch. Being eight is different than being three and it seems the world is less forgiving and […]

weathering summer

Summer has always had the awkward two week transition that feels like hurdles and potholes as we negotiate the departure of the school year. It is a struggle that both me and the girls face. Come the 4th of July, it seems to be ironed out and it is relatively smooth sailing for the next […]

meeting it with love

The reality of parenting Pepper.  Last week was drama camp. Something we’ve been talking about for 4+ weeks and she has been eagerly anticipating. All the preparation was in place. So, Monday, the first day arrived. Giddiness. Excitement. Eager anticipation. She was bubbling with abundant energy. What should have been a short three hour respite […]

getting to the heart of the issue

It seems only fitting that I would write this as I sit and wait during Pepper’s weekly occupational therapy session. This post is about how we got here. To this place. In this office. To this therapy. To the realization of where we are. Pepper is six and half years old. She has been diagnosed […]