Rise Shine Speak

I am NOT a morning person!  I take full advantage of the snooze button, eventually stumble out of bed, and walk around aimlessly with eyes closed until I muster up the strength to take on the day.  This surprises many people who know me outside of my morning routine, but it is the truth.  For years, I have said that I am going to work on being more of a morning person…for years I have been unsuccessful.


Then, March 2015 happened and I quickly became a morning person!  My little bundle of joy did not come with a snooze button (what the heck?!).  Each morning (MOST mornings) he greets me with his adorable smiling face.  His adorable smiling face is excited to be awake and explore his life.  His adorable smiling face cannot wait to see those around him.  His adorable smiling face cannot wait to eat (we sure have that in common).  I do not want to subject that adorable smiling face to my morning self, so I am working hard to RISE and SHINE when I wake up.  My husband is probably getting a good giggle at this as I still struggle with the whole rise and shine concept, but I’m working on it!  I want to be an example for my little man to continue to live a life of eagerness and excitement.


Other than being a mama, I am proud to be a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP).  I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of settings with individuals from preschool age through adulthood.  I have always been passionate about being a SLP, but after becoming a new mom, I am enjoying approaching my knowledge as a SLP from a different perspective…from the perspective of a parent!

This blog will be dedicated to parent/caregiver-friendly speech, language, and development information, life as a new mama, and other life adventures…

Shine on


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