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Let’s Talk About Afo’s And Shoes

A few years ago, I wrote a post  called Winter Boots and AFOs (which still gets a lot of traffic, but it's outdated). Lilly's got her first pair of AFOs at age two, and it was terrifying! How do you find shoes to fit these things? I began to hate shoe shopping. Now that I have had to… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Afo’s And Shoes

Medical Mom · Neurodiversity

Therapeutic Horseback Ridding; Our Story

A few weeks ago on my personal Facebook page, a memory came up from three years ago. It was Lilly riding our former "therapeutic" miniature horse. I sat there for a good five minutes watching her riding unassisted, (no spotters on either side of her) with an adult leading her around. Her core was strong and she was… Continue reading Therapeutic Horseback Ridding; Our Story

Christian Living · Mommy Hacks · Mommy Life

Key Benefits Of Stepping Back This Summer

At the beginning of summer I wrote a post called The New Baseline explaining where Lilly was a year later from her PICU stay. The conclusion was that we needed to work on some mental health issues to be able to move forward with other areas of life. To accomplish this, I had to step back from… Continue reading Key Benefits Of Stepping Back This Summer

Mommy Hacks · Mommy Life

Free Ultimate Weekly Planner: For Children With Disabilities

At the beginning of August, I was reflecting on last year's school year. Thinking about this year,  I could feel the anxiety rising inside me. I was freaking out because in my brain,  I have so much information about Lilly, and expressing her needs to others can be difficult.  In Lilly's daily life, there can be up to six other caregivers besides me.  It… Continue reading Free Ultimate Weekly Planner: For Children With Disabilities

Medical Mom · Mommy Life

My Thoughts On #EndAutismNow and the word #Epidemic

Today I am talking about something that has always rubbed me the wrong way; the idea that we need to "end" diagnoses and that we are in an "epidemic". Whenever I see things suggesting that we need to end an epidemic related to disabilities, it makes my stomach turn. Last week a video to this… Continue reading My Thoughts On #EndAutismNow and the word #Epidemic

Loving Who I am · Medical Mom · PCOS, PTSD and Me

Mental Health; My Tool Box

A few weeks ago in my post "Mental Health Is Your Journey" I talked about the five myths surrounding mental health that I have had to overcome. Each person is on their own path with  mental health and needs their own strategies. What works for me might not work for you and vise versa. Today I am… Continue reading Mental Health; My Tool Box