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June is Hydranencephaly Awareness Month

On June 30, 2008, a brown-eyed little man was born that wasn’t supposed to be. He had been given a grim prognosis at around 22 weeks of life within the womb, … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Big Brick Wall and a Kick in the Teeth

As special military families, we’re all too familiar with brick walls.  Every new diagnosis, change in schedule, PCS move, new doctor, insurance transition, deployment, and IEP each bring their own brick walls.  … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Different, Not Less: The Great Divide

Tomorrow is World Autism Awareness Day, and I’ve been staring at this blank page for a couple hours now.  What do I write?  I’m not sure if I should light … Continue reading

April 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Pushing Yourself to Find Your Ability

Today’s guest blog comes from John W. Quinn, author of Someone Like Me – An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.   Our heartfelt thanks to Mr. Quinn … Continue reading

March 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Sanctioned Bullying? Or a Day of Harmless Fun?

Thanks to social media, I have recently learned about a school district which “celebrated” Dress Like a Nerd Day. The mum who wrote about this day-long categorization and mocking of the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Ain’t Nothin’ But a G (tube) Thang, Baby

In 2007, my daughter was a diagnosed with “failure to thrive”.  Since her oral intake was so low, Addie needed a feeding tube to help promote weight gain and growth.  … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

MSNN: An Incredible Year in Review

As we are in the midst of celebrating the wonderful Holiday season, I just want to take this opportunity to thank each of you – our MSNN Family – for … Continue reading

December 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tom the Sensory Seeking Turkey Craft

I am always looking for new ways to get the kids to use their fingers and their brains together. My older girls got a kick out of feeling the different … Continue reading

November 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Suffering in Silence: A Story of Domestic Violence

I am a military spouse, mom to a child with special needs, and am a current victim of domestic violence.  It’s a really hard choice to make to end the … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 7 Comments

Down Syndrome Awareness

This bonus feature of Fridays with Friends is from Lexi over at http://www.MostlyTrueStuff.com.  She agreed to share Abby with us for the afternoon. Thanks, Lexi!  I pull my two year … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · Leave a comment