Printable Unicorn Ornaments

Free Printable Unicorn Ornaments from ScaredMomma

My little girl and I had a great time this week making our Christmas tree MAGICAL! I drew up these unicorn ornaments for my 8 year old, Emma. So easy to print and assemble–and you can customize them with your… Continue Reading…


Our Favorite Advent Paper Chain

Our Favorite Advent Paper Chain

December is such an exciting month! We use the whole month to prepare for celebrating Jesus’ birth. My husband and I talk with our children about the Christmas story. We compare our kids’ birth stories and birthday traditions, with the… Continue Reading…


5 Christmas Party Ideas for Simple Living – Minimalists

5 Christmas Party Ideas for Simple Living - Minimalist

Seven years ago, my husband and I felt a tug of misgiving over how complicated, expensive, and stressful our life had become. We were a modest, one-income family of 6, and yet we still felt completely overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by the… Continue Reading…


The Little Boy Who Couldn’t Sing for 11 Years

The little boy who couldn't sing for 11 years - what brave looks like

This is what brave looks like, to me. (Video at end.) Our darling 11 year old, Kaleb, has always carried a speech impediment, which we have found is linked to his epilepsy, along with severe dyslexia. He struggled to get… Continue Reading…


12 IV & Blood Draw Tips

Mom's 12 Tips For Handling IV Treatments (and other needle situations).

Mom’s 12 Tips For Handling IV Treatments (and other needle situations). Our 12 year old is currently undergoing monthly IV treatments with high dose steroids, in an attempt to help soothe the nightly epileptic activity in his brain.  He’s not… Continue Reading…


A Glimpse of ESES Into Adulthood

A family's story about coping with ESES epilepsy...Landau Kleffner Syndrome.

A quick, but exciting post for my fellow Epilepsy moms and curious friends and bystanders!  One of my hopes in blogging is that our journey with my son’s rare epilepsy might provide insight for another family, someday. There is still so… Continue Reading…


Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our go-to recipe for EASY Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies, from Hershey's

Watch our video above or read the transcript below: I had to step outside, away from noisy kids to start this post.:)  I want to talk about Chocolate Chip cookies—homemade!  My 21 year old recently asked about them because he’s… Continue Reading…


Shane Update 10/10/18

RESULTS are in.  Shane’s neurologist office called and said his EEG changes were NEGLIGIBLE. IV Methylprednisolone (steroid) is the 8th medical treatment we have tried and the “gold standard” according to the doctor.   7 failed med, looking like 8…… Continue Reading…


Unwanted Joy

Unwanted Joy

How God fixed my faulty view on special needs. The nerve-racking but beautiful part of maturity is we are always growing, changing, always evolving in our thoughts and understanding of the world around us. I now know God gave me… Continue Reading…


National Boyfriend Day

According to my half-daughter (the sweet biological sibling to my adopted babies, who was raised by Godly friends of ours)—it’s NATIONAL BOYFRIEND DAY. Now this young lady is pretty sure she has the best man, and I must admit he… Continue Reading…