Hello and Welcome to my small piece of the internet! I’m glad to have you here and truly hope I can help you in some small way, even if it’s just with a smile! I started this site as a personal project, almost like an online diary, a chronology of my life as a special needs mom and a peek into my very complicated family life. It has now been 8 years and has turned into an inspirational blog built on stories and support on how we can all make it through adversity be it health or any facet of life.

You probably didn’t realize when you popped over here that you were gaining a friend, a personal supporter, and a “big sister” with a creative side who is ready to help point you in the right direction and cheer you on in your life’s journey. At least that’s my goal.

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There are many things that can be said about Shelley….

“Shelley is a powerhouse for women in the DMV area. Filled with passion and bright ideas, there’s no stone left unturned when it comes to making life better for girls and women. The DC Ladies is a special hub and resource for great things to do, see and experience in the DMV, as well as a source of motivation and inspiration for women everywhere!” ~Sagari Rao, Summer Intern for The DC Ladies