Looking back and looking ahead

I am really proud of this here blog. When Aiden was born, so was More Skees Please. In the beginning the purpose was simple: to keep my family and friends informed about the medical stuff we were going through with Aiden. As I start my 4th year of blogging here in this space, I've realized that it's purpose has evolved right along with my life.

It's no longer just a place to log updates on Aiden's medical issues - now it serves as a way for me to raise awareness about Apert Syndrome by sharing our story.

It is a place for me to vent about motherhood - it's challenges, struggles, and lessons learned.

It is somewhere for me to connect to others - I absolutely LOVE getting comments and emails in response to my blog posts. I hope to continue to build my regular reader-base and encourage those who do read to take a few minutes and leave me a comment on something you've enjoyed. I read each and every one and this year want to respond to every comment received. Seriously y'all, it makes my day!

It is also a digital scrapbook for my boys - I am so excited to share this with them when they are older so they can look back and read my (honest) perspective on being their mom. While there are definitely moments that leave me pulling my hair out and doubting my mothering abilities, I hope what they see here are the happy, silly and fun moments that we've captured as a family over the years.

So to recap, I'm going to post my favorite blog posts from every month of the calendar year from the beginning of my blog. Please join me on this trip down memory lane!

So there you have it - my favorite posts throughout the years. Whatever 2012 has in store for me and my family, you can be sure that the most special moments will be captured here. 

Thanks for coming along on this journey with us!


  1. Lol, if this doesn't scream "OCD" then nothing does! I sat down and made a goal to read through every single one, in order. (But actually because I love your story and your writing; not really because I have OCD haha.) The only thing I stopped doing was comment on them all... because hello! You might get a little overwhelmed. ;D
    Thanks for sharing these!

  2. Wow - thank you so much Eden - for your kind words and for taking the time to read (and comment) on so many posts! I mentioned that one of my goals is to respond to each and every one that I receive, but I hope I don't disappoint by just responding to you once ;) I'm glad that our story has touched your heart. I hope you'll continue to read as it unfolds. Thanks again!

  3. Haha Taryn no, I didn't expect that at all; think of my stream of comments as one long one. ;)

    And I saw that you understand what bed rest is like? Yeeeah. That would be why I have seem to have copious amounts of time to read, read, comment, write, write.

    I injured my spine at the beginning of this pregnancy - my 3rd and pregnancies are rough for anyway - so it has been a LONG haul (I'm 7 months... almost there in the grand scheme of things...) And you can bet that I will continue to read! Blessings to you and yours.