Posts tagged " child "

The crappiest part of having a non-verbal child

February 23rd, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I hate it when people are shocked to learn that Daniel is 6 years old. I hate it that I have to speak for him when strangers ask him questions like “Oh, what’s your name?” I hate it that he can’t whisper what he wants into Santa’s ear… Read more »

This hilarious Twitter hashtag has parents talking

February 16th, 2017 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I think perhaps four is my favorite age right now. It seems to be that magical age where potty training is in the past, an actual sense of responsibility emerges, and the wonderment of childhood is beautifully paired with a semi-understanding of the world. All these things lead… Read more »

One mom’s very bad, awful, day in pictures

September 23rd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories My marriage is not perfect, no one’s is. And although I feel like Ryan and I are in a good place, there are times I feel the day is surely headed for barbarian warfare. I would describe having a family as a bipolar experience. The very last thing… Read more »

17 tweets only a boy mom could appreciate

August 12th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories I recently posted to my Facebook page one of my many, many boy-mom moments. I was surprised at how many other moms of boys stepped forward with eager nods and similar stories. What I posted was this. Later that night I ran into a fellow mom and Facebook… Read more »

Belgium says stop trying to “fix” your special-needs child

July 8th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories There is one thing that is true of almost every special-needs parent I have encountered: we all have a tremendous amount of guilt. We feel guilty for skipping therapy, for getting frustrated, and for basically doing anything that isn’t spending time to help our special child overcome whatever… Read more »

Creepy Facebook photo is a sobering reminder to all parents

June 28th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories Most of us born before 1990 remember frequent car rides in the back of the family station wagon or in the comfort of a full-sized van. My family had a gigantic van. We never wore seat belts and if we were ever too rowdy my mom would slam on the… Read more »

Milestones: When moving forward means letting go

April 13th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Do you ever feel like you can’t wait for the next stage or milestone, but you aren’t ready for them to leave another one behind? I remember when I couldn’t wait to help my kids with homework and discuss how their day at our local awesome elementary school… Read more »

How a mom of 3 is finally losing that baby weight

March 30th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories I had my baby 8 months ago. He was my third boy in 7 years.  This time around, I was sure I’d drop all of the baby weight by 6 months post partum. Boy, did I under-estimate how insane life would become with three kids! I thought I was… Read more »

FedEx delivers baby through blizzard for life-saving transplant

February 29th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories There are certainly moments I want to be frustrated with FedEx. Living in a very, very rural area means those handy “track my items” button Target, Amazon, and Walmart supply are frequently inaccurate. Recently FedEx decided to combine efforts with our local post office and deliver our packages… Read more »

Acts of kindness help family in unexpected tragedy

February 17th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Leah Speer posted in Mom Stories Today is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. I love random acts of kindness!  I’ve committed a few in my day…including the famous “pay for the Starbucks order for the car behind you” and just every day randoms like holding doors open and looking people in their eyes and… Read more »