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The Fight

“I am f#@*ing exhausted, but I will never stop fighting.”

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I’m Sick of Giving In

As I sit here, in the waiting room of a therapy facility, as the rain is pouring down, while my son is working hard to learn to talk, walk, eat, and socialize like the rest of us, while my daughter is at daycare because I don’t want her to spend her days in a waiting […]

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Summertime Update

Summer is here. We’ve already used almost an entire bottle of sunscreen. We all have tan lines. That’s how it should be. I am happy to say that our local swimming pool is OPEN, with precautions in place. I know just how lucky we are. Most public pools throughout the country are closed down amid […]

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Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

As with most situations in life, our family’s situation at this time is a little different than most. I see all the posts and memes about social distancing and being quarantined, and realize I come pretty close to living that way all the time, anyway. I am going to be totally honest in admitting that […]

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Peaks, Valleys, and Plateaus – VLOG!

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Update from the parking lot.

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The Controversial Child Safety Device

The “anti-lost strap”. The “walking harness”. The “hand belt”. The “wrist harness”. The “child harness”. The “safety harness”. The “backpack leash”. AKA a child leash. They come in many forms, shapes, sizes, and colors. And boy, are they a hot button issue. In this blog post, I will refer to them as a leash, because […]