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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

I’d Like a Guidebook, Please!

Do you remember a moment in your life where you know the information being told to you isn’t believable?  The person giving you the information is convincing, but something isn’t sitting right in your … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Evolution of Disability Rights

Today is the day we remember and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And for most Americans, this day, and Dr. King, are synonymous with Civil Rights. What many people … Continue reading

January 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Failure to Provide: Transitioning from TRIWEST to United Health Care

Twice a week, my kids and I make the 40 minute (one-way) trip for my son’s Occupational Therapy (OT) appointment. Sure, there are therapy centers that are closer, but I … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 18 Comments

Confessions of a Burned-out Caregiver

Ninety nine percent of the time, I love being a mom and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Today falls in that other one percent. Today I want and … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Special Needs Shuffle

You all know the drill: one step forward, two or three (heck, sometimes four or five) steps backward. We’ve been told time and time again that our kiddo’s development would … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Goal for 2013: A Life Well-Lived

It’s finally here: 2013. We’ve said buh-bye to 2012 – some of us have flipped it the bird, kicked it in the crotch and tossed some Mommy language it’s way. … Continue reading

January 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Change I Want to See

I‘ve had an epiphany. It’s my second. The first one was in second grade. But that’s another story… I’ve come to the realization that I cannot change people. The folks … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 1 Comment