Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I am a Hopeful Parent, officially!

I have always been hopeful about my children and their future, in spite the many challenges our family faces. This is also in spite of the fact that by nature I am a glass-half-empty person who has consciously and willfully chosen to work hard to see the half-full glass before me. 

So I am happy and proud that it is official: today I am a Hopeful Parent, with my first monthly post up on their wonderful site about parenting special needs kids. Go read it here: “Happy Birthday to Me.”  And look for more posts from me there on the 10th of every month.

Oh, yeah it’s also my (50th) birthday today. So start singing….


  1. Happy Birthday! I will look for you at Hopeful Parents each month. I finally got around to reading some of your older posts...my father has just gone to hospice, so I am on a similar journey.

  2. Happy Birthday! My birthday is 8/5 and I had a post by the same title at my Simple Life blog. We are increasingly concerned about the well-being of my dear MIL, so I'm following you to learn more about the SN/elder care sandwich that we are already in, whether we realize it or not.

  3. Happy happy birthday!!!!!!!

    It was great to meet you at BlogHer this weekend!

  4. Happy birthday, a little late! Good to meet you this weekend.

  5. Congrats on being a Hopeful Parent (i LOVE that website) and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! you look amazing :)!!! hope your day is great :)... off to read your first post on HP!

  6. Great to have found your blog, Varda. On the other side of the world, I have a similar profile, typing away my blues, recording the confusion to dissipate it....and spreading the cheer.
    Love, Natasha

  7. Happy Birthday!!!!

    I'm following you from Bloggy Moms. Its hard sometimes to see the glass as half full when you've had a lot of toil.

    Would so love a follow and a visit as well! :)

    Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

  8. Happy belated birthday!

    Off to read you at Hopeful Parents, and I just signed on to write a monthly post there, too. Such a great site; I'm so proud to be part of it, and to be in company with you!


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