Five Steps to Single Mama Sanity

April 29, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Sometimes I wonder if I am a Series of Unfortunate Events  So I am a single mom of a four year old boy, two Dalmatians and one standard-issue farm cat. This can be a very busy world for me, sometimes dare I say it, chaotic. Though I wouldn’t trade it for anything, it can … Read More

Stinky Face

April 28, 2016By auroraBook Review No Comments

  I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa McCort  SYNOPSIS A vividly illustrated bedtime story that shows how the unconditional love of a mother can be tested through the relentless questions of her little boy. “But Mama, but Mama, what if I were a super smelly skunk, and I smelled so bad that my name was … Read More

How do Normal People Spend Their Time?

April 27, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  No seriously…I don’t understand.    You may think I’m kidding, but I’m not. This was a legitimate question I had the other day. What is it normal people do with their time? I ask this because at this very season of my life I am a mama, author, blogger, speaker, designer, lover of two dogs … Read More

Creating the Life I Want to Live

April 26, 2016By auroraGuest Post No Comments

  Autism Spectrum, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and Agoraphobia with mama Jenna Bagnini I’m a single mom of three young sons, one of whom is on the autism spectrum, one of whom has anxiety, and one of whom is a really picky eater. I have bipolar disorder, PTSD, and agoraphobia, among other mental disorders. I work, I … Read More

Sensory Processing Disorder

April 25, 2016By auroraGuest Post 2 Comments

  With mama Jessica Epp I didn’t truly understand Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) until my youngest was born. She was around two years old when we started to realize that she was not displaying typical two-year-old behavior. It started out with a few incident reports at school. She was biting a lot of her friends. … Read More

Mustache Baby

April 21, 2016By auroraBook Review No Comments

  Mustache Baby by Bridget Heos  SYNOPSIS When Baby Billy is born with a mustache, his family takes it in stride. They are reassured when he nobly saves the day in imaginary-play sessions as a cowboy or cop and his mustache looks good-guy great. But as time passes, their worst fears are confirmed when little Billy’s … Read More

Being Milked by a Stranger

April 20, 2016By auroraInsights 3 Comments

  No seriously this happened to me.   My son was born ten weeks premature, a perfect 2 lbs. 13oz. He had to spend forty-seven days in the NICU, this meant a lot of things, but one of them was he couldn’t breast feed. Instead he had a feeding tube where they would feed him my … Read More

Brain Cancer Can Suck It!

April 15, 2016By auroraInsights 2 Comments

  Super Woman ain’t got nothing on Tyson.  In order to understand where the Mama Village came from, you have for first understand a lot about my mom and secondly you have to meet my friend Tyson Cluever. We grew up running around the same small town in Minnesota causing trouble and being awesome. I … Read More