Second Soccer Season

| January 31, 2012

This past fall, Lyra completed her second soccer season.  While she enjoyed the excitement and her success in moments like in the pictures above,  overall, it was not a great soccer season.  It was more discouraging and depressing.  And unfortunately, there were many more moments like in this next picture, than the ones above.   […]

Albino Revisited

| August 15, 2011

Most everyone knows how I feel about the word “albino”. It’s no secret that I avoid it like the plague. And I’ve never been one to keep my opinions to myself, see Here and Here.  The word albino evokes so many different and very strong emotions in me that I don’t think I will ever be completely okay […]

When to tell?

| March 1, 2011

On more than one occasion I have heard other parents of children with albinism ask the following question: At what age should we tell our child he/she has albinism? This question really boggles my mind. It’s a legitimate question, just not one that we ever had to ask. Lyra knows she has albinism, but there […]

Beautiful Cause

| January 20, 2011

This past week Lyra got 10 1/2 inches of her hair cut off.  Her hair had grown SOOO long, to the point of being unmanageable, and she desperately needed a haircut. We figured if there was ever a time her hair would be long enough to donate, this was it. It’s not something we really […]

Beyond Blonde

| April 17, 2010

My article, Sight Unseen was recently published by the Albinism Fellowship of Australia (AFA) in their quarterly newsletter called Beyond Blonde!   This is the second publication of my article. A big Thank You to AFA for allowing me to share this on my blog!  Click on the picture above to view the first 12 pages […]


| October 19, 2008

“Of all the joys my life brings, a child’s smile makes my heart sing.” Author: unknown

Dingy Hair Solution

| May 18, 2008

I finally purchased some of the shampoo I had heard about to deal with Lyra’s dingy hair. It’s called Shimmer Lights, and you can buy it from a beauty supply store, Sally Beauty Supply in my case. On the back of the bottle, it says the product “Brightens white and gray hair, Shampoos away yellow, and […]

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

| May 18, 2008

I just want to take a moment to say Thank You, to everyone who has ever left comments for me, either on my Guestbook or after individual posts. I can’t tell you how very very much I appreciate the those comments. Your comments have all been incredibly encouraging. It really motivates me to know that […]