Comparison is the thief of joy

Ellie just finished her annual evaluations and both of the kids just had their regular wellness checkups. I’ve been answering questions and questionnaires, second guessing and comparing everything for about a month. I compare the kids to each other. I compare the kids to other kids their age. I compare myself to others. It’s hard…

Dragon Legends

We are having another baby. A boy who is due to arrive at Christmas. Much excitement surrounds this baby. Jack has already decided where he will sleep, what he will eat and which Lighting McQueen toys he can drive. He lays his head on my stomach every day and listens to hear what his brother…

Typical

Two-year-old Jack and 1-year-old Ellie have different abilities, but mom Heather Honaker says she still thinks about their futures in similar ways. I have a 2-year-old “typical” son named Jack. He likes to play outside. He likes to be silly and make others laugh. He sings his favorite songs over and over. He is curious…