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Children’s Hospital…Another Roller Coaster Ride

Children’s Hospital…Another Roller Coaster Ride

These days we aren’t visiting Children’s so much so going to Birkley’s appointment the other week brought back so many memories. I had all the kids with me but thank goodness for the free child care they offer for siblings. At least I could unload […]

Shoes That Fit an AFO at Target for $9.99

Shoes That Fit an AFO at Target for $9.99

Birkley needed a new pair of shoes to fit her AFO on her left foot. I shopped everywhere to look for a deal because we have to buy 2 pairs. I have to buy one pair at a size 7 to fit her right foot […]

Mommies of Miracles

Mommies of Miracles

Mommies of Miracles have been added to our updated Stores and Resources page. Check them out. Amazing facebook page for Moms too if have questions, need ideas, anything. I visit them almost regularly now.

What is In? Help for Some of Us Moms

What is In? Help for Some of Us Moms

For me, I like to buy a few “in” pieces every so often just so when I go out with my husband or friends, I can feel good about myself and escape the every day craziness of being a mom. This is a guest post […]

Just a Good Day – Yeah Summer!

Just a Good Day – Yeah Summer!

Art by Devlin Logan (my 6 year old daughter) – not all finished:) You know when someone is talking to you about your child and how you almost get a little choked up and have to hold back the tears?…Well today, I was almost there. […]

Stores, Resources and More I Couldn’t Live Without

Stores, Resources and More I Couldn’t Live Without

Special Needs - Can't Live Without
Have to say, being a parent of a special needs child, here is a short list of some of my favorite stores, resources and just things I couldn’t live without. They have been huge part of my every day living.

Stores

  • Target – Where I buy Mossimo tank tops. With all the drool and poop around here, I love these tops. Plus Target always has majority of the things I need including $5 tops and pants for the girls. Something we buy on a regular basis.
  • Diapers.com – They have tons of stuff and things you can’t find anymore at local stores. I’ve bought Birkley’s bath chair, rubber spoons, and more here. Not just diapers. They have everything.

Community

  • Mommies of Miracles – Just started following about four months ago. Great for connecting with other moms.
  • P2P Forum – Forum in Colorado and know they are in other areas too. Great local information from parents.

Blogs

  • Love That Max – Love her sarcasm and her articles.
  • About.com, Special Needs, Terri Mauro – One of the first blogs I found. Has great information overall.

Music

  • Taylor Swift and Other Top Hits – My family loves music. I dance with my oldest daughter to Taylor on long days. She is one of her favorites so always helps us change the mood if we need it around that 4:00 time. Birkley loves music even if she can’t hear it and always holds up her hand to join in. Even my son Bode started dancing when he was around nine months and has been dancing ever since.
  • The Lumineers and Other Happy Hang out Songs – Check out the Lumineers if you like pub type, happy music. They are a Denver band and love them. Our family listens to this type of music when we need to just let go and escape a little. Takes us on a mini vacation in a way.

Food

  • Peanut Butter – Think I eat peanut butter once a day at least. Always a great fat and helps keep me going. Plus added to toast, it’s a quick out the door breakfast.
  • Mixed Nuts – Great quick snack when I need some energy and my kids love them too.
  • Greek Yogurt and To-go yogurt – Easy to bring with me in the car and always refreshing.
  • Coffee – Only one of my favorite morning routines. No matter how fast we have to run out the door, I always have my coffee heated back up ready to go. Have you tried Allegro, Whole Foods coffee? So good.

 

Ugh, I Need Another Night Out

So after one day of being with all the kids for summer break, ages 6, 4 and 2, I am so disgusting. I’ve been drooled on several times, I have grease stains (who knows where it comes from) on both pairs of my shorts I […]

A Variety of Flavor and Foods for Your Child to Try

A Variety of Flavor and Foods for Your Child to Try

Although every child is different, Birkley is loving all kinds of “sweet and salty” and spicy foods. Again these are not as meals but more for just trying out different foods and flavors. Birkley gets really frustrated if she wants to eat and can’t exactly […]

How to Help Our Kids Be More Active

How to Help Our Kids Be More Active

Birkley and How to Let Our Kids be Active
My daughter loves to run or at least pretend she’s running, loves to jump in her walker when sees others dancing or jumping, loves watching soccer, baseball, kids playing sports, throwing things, anything… I wish there was a place where they could let themselves be active kids, a place that would enable them do the things they can’t, a gym type place or maybe a class they could go to. Has anyone ever heard of a place like this? If Birkley could walk, I know she would be running soon after. She is so motivated. You can see her energy build up when she watches others. Breaks my heart knowing she can’t follow along but she tries her hardest. If know of any businesses that offer something like this, would love to hear about them. Hoping some day maybe I can offer something like this to kids like Birkley.

Birkley Sat Up By Herself Today!!

What an amazing day! Had to share our videos of Birkley pushing up on her arms in a sitting position and sitting up by herself for the first time at the age of 4. She was so proud. Tweet