beautiful Super Powers | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker   Dear Gap, I hear it all the time, Your boys should be models. I could totally see them in a Gap ad. And I gladly take the compliment and chuckle knowing that just isn’t a possibility. It’s not because they aren’t hauntingly beautiful- because they are. And Read more…

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letting go | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker My sweet, first born, 4-year-old son shimmies his naked heiny across the toilet seat in McDonald’s. The same boy who was wiped clean with antibacterial everything numerous times a day as a baby. Surfaces were painstakingly prepared for him–germs eradicated and slathered with antibacterial gel before he came Read more…

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unresolved | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy: Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker So many New Year’s Resolutions are under the assumption that we are broken. We are doing life all wrong. So much of life already promotes those loathsome feelings, along with magnifying our imperfections, insecurities and inabilities. It’s exhausting.  Life is hard enough. I find plenty about Read more…

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comfort and joy | Chrissy, Superpowered Mama

Article courtesy of Chrissy Kelly, Life with Greyson & Parker We are still in Holiday mode. Pajamas stay on much longer these days. French fries are a perfectly acceptable meal replacement. A nap a day is a requirement for me. We’ve been doing lots of this… And relaxing and coffeeing with Friends. I’ve always wanted to Read more…

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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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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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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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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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Man in the Mirror

My Dad taught me that you can scare the crap out of someone without raising your voice. It involves unwavering eye contact, long pauses and deep breaths. He taught me that money does not define you- whether you have it or not. He taught me that a 1985 Sky Blue Buick La Sabre (my 2nd car Read more…

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Be Like Tree

Many days are hard. I’m counting down the minutes until bed time. I feel like I’m tired and I’m just doing it all wrong because it should be so easy…but it’s so…not…. Not because of Autism- heck no- just because I’m a Mom. I don’t soak up the details- I’m not in Mothering bliss…I make it Read more…

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Keep Jumping

I feel a faint cloud over Holidays… Not a downpour…but gray skies for sure. I think each year will get easier. The sad lingers less each time… I’m working at no expectations but it’s going to take some practice… I kind of suck at it right now. Easter ended at 10am at our house. I was Read more…

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