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Military Spouse of the Day: Shelby Nazzario

Introducing Shelby Nazzario, Coast Guard spouse, stationed at Air station Houston.  Shelby and her husband have been married for 9.5 years.  Shelby loves the adventure of where the Coast Guard … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

I’ve Got Your Disability Awareness Right Here

March is Developmental Disability Awareness Month. As if, for one moment, we forget that there is disability in our lives… Except sometimes, I do forget that my sons are different … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thank You

Around us everywhere, we see vulnerabilities. Our military families are hurting. We can’t see healthcare specialists or get access to care. We’re shuffled around, stressed to the max, and tired. … Continue reading

September 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Gift of Kindness

It’s beautiful to see how my little girl, Addie, comes to life when she’s in the water.  No longer is she quadriplegic; the buoyancy of the water encourages her movement.  … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

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