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Monthly Archives: November, 2013

When Mama Gets Sick

Blog redux! As flu season gears up, and as my own family is recovering – slowly – from our battle with the bug, this blog from March 2013 seems particularly relevant. … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

One Size Does Not Fit All

November 19, 2013, I witnessed something unbelievable. I watched a small conference room on Capitol Hill fill beyond maximum capacity.  Approximately 75 Congressional staffers attended the Basic Training on TRICARE … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emergency Epinephrine Act

On November 13 President Obama signed into law the Emergency Epinephrine Act. Per The White House Blog, this is the first federal law encouraging schools to have non prescribed epinephrine … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Babies

It’s Wednesday and that means I’m over at Tidewater Parent today. Here’s an excerpt of today’s post: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

2013 MSNN Holiday Guide

Military Special Needs Network (MSNN) is proud to announce the release of its first publication.  The 2013 MSNN Holiday Guide, an online Magazine, is filled with helpful articles, supportive advice, … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Our Flavors of Autism

It’s another lovely day in Southern California. Here it is mid-November and we’re, once again, outside in shorts and t-shirts. As I sit and type this, I hear the joyful … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thankful for Autism?

Happy Hump Day! Today Military Special Needs Network is guest blogging over at Tidewater Parent for our weekly gig. Head over and check out this post – and let me … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Search of: Judgment Free Zone

New moms are pretty fragile. Like the babies we have just given birth to, we are unsure, out of our element and inundated with information. We face judgement from every … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Appreciating our Heroes: What Happens Between Kinder and Adulthood?

To my surprise, my youngest son’s kinder class has been talking about Veterans this past week. Everyday my son came home with new thoughts – and questions – about what “serving” … Continue reading

November 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Hurtful After Halloween: the Costume, the Witch, and the Mama Bear

What started out as pieces of cardboard, random broom handles, and yards and yards of duct tape and Velcro, a magical transformation turned my daughter’s wheelchair into a Navy aircraft … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 47 Comments