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Ryan Gosling – He’s BAAACK!

Awww yeah! He’s the best thing about being a special needs parent. The Special Needs Parent version of the Ryan Gosling “Hey Girl” meme is back and sexier than ever. … Continue reading

August 2, 2013 · 7 Comments

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

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

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

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

An Ode to You. Yes, YOU!

You are pretty terrific. Did you know that? How many times, after introducing yourself as either a military spouse, or after folks find out that you have a special needs … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Special Needs Parenting – I Quit! (…Can I do that?)

When I picked Ted up from school today, his teacher came out to talk to me. That doesn’t immediately mean trouble, but more often than not, it does. Especially as … Continue reading

November 15, 2012 · 17 Comments