Tag: Inspiration

My Inspiration: There is ALWAYS Time to Dance

My Inspiration: There is ALWAYS Time to Dance

Now that I work from home, it is a mixed blessing. My children and my husband love having me around and I find we are using our time more productively. I wake up everyday excited to meet the day. I can’t remember ever feeling like […]

Parenting: Being Courageous even in Uncertainty

Parenting: Being Courageous even in Uncertainty

This past weekend we attended our friends sons’ birthday party where they had an amazing Wild Animals Educational show. My daughter, Savannah and the birthday boy, Kurt have been friends since they were little children. We have attended a few parties at his home and […]

I Am Weighing In On The Weight Issue

I Am Weighing In On The Weight Issue

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Or is it? Are you dreading the holiday season? Seeing family or friends who you would rather not see? Having to attend or host dinner parties you would rather not be part off? Trying to accommodate your spouses’ […]

It’s a Celebration: Talisa is Sixteen

It’s a Celebration: Talisa is Sixteen

Today Talisa turns sixteen years old. Where did the time go? As we reminisce over the last sixteen years, I’m thankful for so much. Mostly I am thankful for the special relationship that Michael shares with Talisa. Few fathers understand how to be a dad […]

Be True To You, Always

Be True To You, Always

Here I am in the final week of semi final judging for the Tammy Taylor Mrs South Africa Women Empowerment Programme. I’m not nervous. I’m both excited and nostalgic as I think about my best moments so far.I’ve lost weight and found my energy and […]

I am bruised. I am brave. This is who I’m meant to be. This is ME

I am bruised. I am brave. This is who I’m meant to be. This is ME

I am so excited to try my hand at making a video for you instead of writing a blog post. From the song track This is Me “I am bruised, I am Brave, This is who I’m meant to be, This is ME” was what […]

I Know Different by Tricia Proefrock

I Know Different by Tricia Proefrock

I don’t believe in assuming what Savannah might be thinking, but just as I imagine what I’d like Talisa or Eli to think about me, sometimes I imagine what deeper conversations are denied to Savannah and I because of her disability. “I know different” by […]

When Love Is Not Enough

I have been struggling to write. A recent awareness day event about Cerebral Palsy touched a chord within me and messed with my heart. I was a guest speaker at the event which focused on inspiring younger families with children with cerebral palsy about what […]

Then she began to breathe

Oh to fall in love and remain in love with one’s own life…now that is a blessing.  RM Drakes beautiful reminder stays with me especially as I so often unconsciously become absorbed in reacting to life rather than living it. I hope you will enjoy […]

The Journey by Mary Oliver

The Journey by Mary Oliver

I love poetry and good quotes. It is amazing how the stringing together of words can effect a heart as powerfully as Mary Olivers’ The Journey affected me when I first read it a few years ago. Enjoy xxx One day you finally knew what […]


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