Posts tagged " milestones "

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 »

6 things that change when babies start to walk

September 22nd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Sabrina Garibian posted in Mom Stories “Go, Valentina! Go, Valentina!” my older kids shouted as my new toddler Valentina took her first stumbling steps toward me recently. She was so frazzled by the giggles and shouts of encouragement from her big brother and sister that she promptly plopped down on her bottom, looked at us… Read more »

Bride given away by man who received slain father’s heart

August 9th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories On September 29th 2006, 53-year-old Michael Stepien was murdered while cutting through an alley and being robbed at gunpoint. The father of two daughters, Jeni and Michelle Stepien, would never get to see his children grow up and get married. Michael was shot by Leslie L. Brown. Brown,… Read more »

The magical age to kick the pacifier habit

August 3rd, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Joanna Venditti posted in Mom Stories It happened. Last week we said goodbye to the last pacifier in our home. Having four kids means we have watched a lot of pacifiers come and go. But this one, was our very last pacifier. I have been a believer in pacifiers from the moment I became… 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 »

Why I’m so thankful for my special-needs mommy friends

March 28th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Whitney Barthel posted in Mom Stories At times, one of the hardest things about having a child with special needs isn’t the actual act of taking care of someone who needs more help at times, it’s the way your relationship with everyone in the world changes. It’s the way most of your friendships change… Read more »

Losing the soother: Our binky story

February 29th, 2016 Posted by Misc No Comment yet

by Kelly Wilbanks posted in Mom Stories It was just before bedtime and we were beginning what was becoming a nightly ritual: finding my daughter’s pacifier. I could hear my 2 1/2 -year-old running around the house as though she were playing hide-and-seek, saying “Binky! Where are you? I need you in my mouth!” Vivianne… Read more »