the same | Chrissy, Super-Powered Mom

Article courtesy of: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker I grew up in Missouri. I went to Catholic school. 96% of everyone I knew were white Catholics. That’s who lived in my neighborhoods and went to my schools all the way up to and including college. It was good and safe and close. It Read more…

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We Can Do This | Chrissy, Super-Powered Mom

Article Courtesy:  Chrissy Kelly, life with greyson + parker There’s no such thing as getting rich quick. No getting skinny quick, either. Darn. No growing your hair long quick. Just doesn’t happen. No beating Cancer quick, getting strong quick or getting happy quick either. There’s absolutely no beating Autism quick. Whatsoever. Even a little. It’s Read more…

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keep swimming | Chrissy, Super-Powered Mom

Article Courtesy:  Chrissy Kelly, life with greyson + parker I don’t need to be normal. I gave up on that a long time ago. And one day I realized normal is actually the last thing I want to be. However, I do want to feel normal… or at least my own version of normal. I like feeling Read more…

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Back to School

Back to school time… I remember only bits and pieces of grade school. I have a vague memory of riding the school bus. I don’t remember his name, I just remember he was very overweight. On the ride home when we got to his stop, he would stand up to exit the bus and that Read more…

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I Have a Dream

I carried it face down while it registered, afraid to look. Afraid the answer was NO. I waited for multiple eternities before finally making the flip. And time absolutely stood in a parenthesis of complete silence when I saw the word PREGNANT in the digital window of the little blue stick. My entire body exploded Read more…

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People are Good

Dear Frank, You have no idea the impact you have on a Wednesday. What you don’t know is that your presence has been a calming and reassuring force in our week for years now. No matter how good or how bad our week was, there you were every Wednesday reminding me that we could go Read more…

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Half Full and Happy

Today I was waiting. Waiting impatiently for Grey to pee. Bored. Sick of the Bathroom. So much waiting. Always waiting. Waiting for him to wash his hands. It takes him so long and it’s so much easier to do it for him but then he doesn’t learn. So much waiting. Waiting until August for the Read more…

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Being Born

I tried to pretend like last night was like any other night. Deep breath in. Exhale. Deep breath. Exhale. No thinking. Stop thinking. I SAID NO MORE THINKING, CHRISSY. I felt like it was the night before I was giving birth and I knew that by today everything would change. Maybe for just a day Read more…

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Both or Neither

There’s nothing like an end of year school program to feel like a card carrying parent… At Grey’s typical preschool the kids have been practicing forever for their end of the year program. They are so adorable…  Grey’s Teacher shadow and I discussed it before hand and we were going to have Grey stand on Read more…

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Extreme

Four years ago tomorrow I thought I pee’d myself while I was walking the dogs… And now, four years later my heart has been broken wide open…which hurts but also lets in lots more room for love. I see milestones pass before my eyes… first steps, first word- Wow, the first moment I laid eyes on Read more…

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Keeping Watch

I’m taking deep breaths right now… In and out… Whoooshhhh… The bad part of the weekend? The goodness that comes to an abrupt halt at around 8pm Sunday evening… I start to think of the week and my heart starts to beat faster…and not the good kind of beat faster. I feel like I’m giving Read more…

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