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Birthday Party Guest Lists:  Why It’s Okay to Not Invite the Entire Class

Birthday Party Guest Lists: Why It’s Okay to Not Invite the Entire Class

We celebrated our daughter’s sixth birthday party this past weekend.  She excitedly had been planning this event for a few months now.  One of her first big decisions was whether or not she should have a birthday party at all.  Last year, we gave her […]

I wish I was still scared of the dark…

I wish I was still scared of the dark…

We were getting ready for bed the other night when my daughter came flying into our bedroom with her nightgown. I asked her why she was running like a madman and she said, “I’m just scared of the dark.” The lights weren’t on in the […]

Five Things I’ve Learned in Six Months of Blogging

Five Things I’ve Learned in Six Months of Blogging

This week commemorated six months of blogging.  When I started my goal was to do it for one year.  I had zero expectations, but I knew I wanted to begin sharing my story and our journey and connect with the virtual world. Due to my […]

Children’s Birthday Parties are Hell after a Head Injury

Children’s Birthday Parties are Hell after a Head Injury

Hosting a party after a head injury is difficult, attending as a guest is even worse.  We have been planning and hosting birthday parties the past few weeks and the details have been in my control.   I have shared some tips I try to focus […]

5 Tips for Successfully Hosting a Children’s WINTER Birthday Party after a Head Injury

5 Tips for Successfully Hosting a Children’s WINTER Birthday Party after a Head Injury

I am in the process of planning the baby’s first birthday party, which is in March.  Our older two children were born in January and February, and in NJ, this means the party needs to be inside. It’s too cold to have a party outside […]

I hate goodie bags. What’s a good party favor?

I hate goodie bags.  Our kids come home from parties with little bags of treasures and these items end up smashed into our carpet somewhere, in my car, and all over the house. Candy, small toys, pencils, erasers.  People spend so much money on these […]

PopChart Family

The Internet has been my bible as I navigate life with my head injury and son’s health conditions.  I don’t necessarily use it to diagnose (because if I did, every migraine would be a brain tumor), but I have used it to cope and find […]

Let’s get HAPPY

I have been giving my 2018 resolution of choosing happiness a lot of thought.  Happiness means something different to everyone and when I wrote about “being happy” in my last post, I received some questions and comments about how difficult it is to be happy […]

2018 Resolutions…I want to be happy.

2018 Resolutions…I want to be happy.

I can’t remember the last time I made a New Year’s resolution.  I THINK I used to set them back in the day (maybe in the 90’s?!) but can’t remember setting any in the past few years (#thankstbi).  This year, I was determined to give […]

Happy New Year!

  Life with three kids haven’t given us much of a chance to slow down.  The laundry never ends, the coffee is always cold and the kitchen always needs to be cleaned.  Our friends invited us over to their house to ring in the New […]