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What’s Wrong With Her?

(Shine bright, baby girl!) In the very early days of Arizona’s journey with doctor visits and assessments, it was  hard to explain to outsiders (family and close friends included) what exactly was going on with her. I was confused by the wide range of diagnostic terminology used to describe Arizona : auditory processing disorder, sensory […]

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Jack & Arizona

(Arizona and her friend Jack) Jack and Arizona have been in school together since they were 2. They met at Step by Step, moved on to Echo Horizon in the Pre-K program and when that didn’t prove to be a good fit for either of them, both ended up attending and graduating from Cheerful Helpers. […]

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Peaceful : Restful : Rejuvenating

(Sweet Dreams) Years ago, as I was entering into the deep dark depths of postpartum PURGATORY, I suddenly lost my ability to sleep. It’s like, as soon as Arizona started sleeping through the night, I stopped. I remember how it all began, distinctly. Brian (my husband), was starting to feel less wary about leaving me […]

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Kahlil Gibran : On Children

(Bedtime cuddles with Arizona and Hendrix) On Valentine’s DAY – here is the perfect ODE to my baby girl. I couldn’t express it better than you,  Kahlil Gabrin. Thank YOU, Arizona Ray, for choosing me to be your mama … I will be forever blessed. ON THE CHILDREN, by Kahlil Gibran Your children are not […]

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2017

(Happy New Year from me and my girl!) I love a fresh start – especially when it’s a new year full of exciting possibilities, fun adventures, deeper friendships, purposeful work with beautiful clients, stimulating projects, quality family time and so much more. In helping my clients get ready for a new year, we take a […]

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A Snapshot : Fall 2016

(A sushi date with Arizona) I often get asked, when people haven’t seen Arizona for awhile or they’ve just learned about her special needs journey, “So, how is she doing now?” I always answer that she is amazing and doing well, because that’s mostly how I feel. But what does a typical day look like […]

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Embracing Change

A lot of unexpected things happened within the past few months : a surprise appendectomy, sad news about a fellow special needs mom passing from cancer, a costly auto repair, Arizona adjusting to the meaty load of 3rd grade homework, mercury in retrograde, the black moon – ha! The list goes on.. Like Arizona, I’m […]

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Super Soul Sessions with Oprah

(A Day with Oprah) I was absolutely overwhelmed with elation this past Saturday as I attended Super Soul Sessions 2 with Oprah Winfrey at nearby Royce Hall, UCLA. It has long been a dream of mine (and most of us, really) to be in the presence of Oprah. Certainly, as she has continued moving toward […]

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LIVE. LOVE. LIFE – Remembering Ingrid M. Roberts

(Celebrating Ingrid’s 47th birthday, her last) Today, alongside a strong and vibrant community of friends & family, we honored our beloved Ingrid Roberts in a Homegoing Celebration after a two year battle with a very rare and terminal cancer. I first met Ingrid 10 years ago. She was the older sister of one of my […]

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