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My Emotional Struggle with Motherhood

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aving a physical disability causes me to have daily emotional struggles with being a mom. Arthur-Ray is now a toddler.  He is lightning fast on his feet. Which has made me feel inadequate.  I struggle with dressing and diapering him.  
My husband and uncle have taken over these tasks.  I have become anxious around my toddler, I’m barely able to stand or walk. When he starts exploring I being to cry because I worry that Arthur-Ray will get hurt and I can’t protect him.   I know it’s all in my head and he is fine.  He always runs to me to give me the things he finds.  Last night it was my hair brush, make-up bag and deodorant.   

He loves to come over and chat.  Some words I understand others I don't I just chat along.  When he needs consoling and affection he climbs on my lap.  It hurts my legs but I smile and hug him.        

My husband Dan and Uncle Joey have taken over the house hold chores, preparing meals and being my support system.I would be lost without them but many times I f…

Potty Training

Arthur-Ray is 20 months and our daycare provider has informed us when he goes to the blue room at two years old they start the potty training process.

I love Pintrest for recipes, craft ideas, and parenting advice.  This one  pin  from a blogger mom  said she had potty trained her 3 kids by 18 months. The author was Becky Mansfield.

This statement intrigued me and read her blog post at Modern Family.
WHAT Parents should LOOK FOR: Pretending to go to the bathroomPretending to wipeInterested in body partsHaving a dry diaper for more than an hourInterested in watching others use the bathroomWanting to flush the toiletInterested in toilets Arthur-Ray is interested in his body parts, he follows everyone into the bathroom and he wants to flush the toilets. Now that we know the signs to look for Dan set up the potty.  Arthur-Ray was excited and clapped his hands and giggled.  I was surprised he sat on it.  
When Arthur-Ray wasn't looking we put it away since the weekend is almost over.   Our…

9/11; (15) Years Later

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God Bless the World

The Canonization of Mother Teresa

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St. Teresa's "business card" read: “The fruit of silence is prayer; the fruit of prayer is faith; the fruit of faith is love; the fruit of love is service; the fruit of service is peace.”
Today is a special day for many Catholics and others, today Mother Teresa became St. Teresa of Calcutta.  However, for me and the (2) generations before me she will always be Mother Teresa.

This is the Year Jubilee of Mercy for Catholics.  Which is also fitting that St. Teresa was canonized this year.  Since Mother's  mission was to take care of the poorest of the poor. 

This is also the year I decided to be confirmed within the church.  Confirmation is one of the seven sacraments through which Catholicspass in the process of their religious upbringing. According to Catholic doctrine, in this sacrament they are sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit and are strengthened in their Christian life.  

When you become confirmed you take a new name.  I took the name Teresa.  Why? you ask:
For …