One Word – 2015

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Tonight is a night of reflection. When we all look back on the year that’s past and examine it, and then look forward to the coming year and anticipate what’s coming. A breath of hope. Of change. Of life. To look back on my 2015 I can sum it all up with one simple word. More so in the last 1/3 of the year, but definitely, all around, chaos. There was much good to be had – Disney (again), getting my son back from the land of emo teenager, book releases, returning to the community theater stage (w/ my whole family, no less) good moments with friends and family. There were also rough times – my dad’s downward spiral into some pretty bad Parkinson’s symptoms, working triple time at the day job, my publisher closing, and some pretty hurt feelings on my part (sorry, vagueposting that). The last third of the year it felt like I couldn’t even take a breath we were so insanely busy. Between the play, Disney, work life and home life, I got hardly any writing done, hardly any breathing done. Now it’s time to step back and take a breath. To look to the upcoming year with hope and excitement. I see more chaos in the coming year for certain. I see myself setting more lofty goals for myself. I see big changes for my family’s dynamic as one bird flies from the nest. I see growth for my book sales, and moving closer to my dream of being able to stay at home again.  I see excitement as more of my Buffalo family moves to Indiana. So I welcome 2016 with a certain level of anticipation and calm acceptance. I look forward to whatever it brings me. Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


My Favorite Time of Year

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The stress is real. There are cookies to be baked. A bevy of presents to be wrapped. A tree to be trimmed. There are more cookies to be baked. Carols to be sung. Play performances to be had. Many more work hours than normal. 3 kids on Christmas break. Working the day before and after the holiday (every holiday this season). … And then… There’s the joy. The presents. The family together. The food. The lights. The ornaments from the past and new ones. There is so much to love about this season…all those stresses don’t seem so…stressful. Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.


Anticipation – Disney, Universal, Make A Wish

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The past four months have been chaotic and filled with a secretive sort of excitement. Denver has us keeping a rather large secret from the girls. We are returning to Disney this fall! I have been scrambling for dining reservations, suitcases, and other necessities that I have to sneak into the house and hide from the girls. Because they do NOT know. Part of Denver’s wish at Make A Wish was to keep this whole thing a big, fat, humongous secret from his two little sisters. So we are whispers, sneaking, and super secret planning and count-downing. Texting ideas instead of saying them out loud. Oh, we’ve nearly been caught several times…but any time the girls hear Disney or we discuss anything in front of them, it’s “in 2021”.  (For the record, we are planning a trip in 2021 that will be larger in scale and involve good friends along for the ride) 2021 is a great cover story when we get caught. But we are going back…and the teen and I are making a serious effort for real planning. We have secured all the reservations we REALLY wanted (getting into the parks early! Yay!). We’ve scoured maps and discussed what was missed last year and will not be missed again. We’ve supplied ourselves with a bunch of pins for trading (and keeping!!).  We’ve watched and re-watched all the Disney shows to be had (thank you, Destination America) until our DVR broke. In 20 days from now, a limo will arrive bright and early while the girls are still in bed. We will have everything packed and ready to go and we’ll burst into the girls room yelling that they’re late for school and rush them outside to the waiting limo!! The excitement is palpable. The countdown is a way to get us through the rough days. And there have been a lot of them these days. Thank goodness for the mouse. Read more »


by Sarah Cass

Multi-published author. Mom of 3 special needs kids. Wife to 1 good man.
Redefining Perfect every day.