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Marriage, Military & Special Needs: Til Diagnosis Do Us Part?

My husband and I have been married 51.01 Kardashians (that is equal to 10 year for those of you that are not pop culture savvy). That is quite the feat … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Best Summer Ever?

While the teachers and students are celebrating the end of the school year, I’m terrified.  What am I going to do with the girls all summer long?  How will I … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advocating For You: A Letter to United HealthCare

Last week, we asked our members stationed in the TRICARE West region about their experience with the recent insurance transition from TRIWEST to United Healthcare Military and Veterans. We have … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

How the Fairies Saved Trick-or-Treating

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a wimp when it comes to anything remotely scary. I can’t even watch Harry Potter trailers without having nightmares for weeks. With … Continue reading

October 29, 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