Looking back, I could kick myself for not noticing her decline sooner. It happened rapidly (within 3-4 weeks) and right before our eyes. I was quick to rationalize my concerns about her lack of movement. She was constantly swaddled and snuggly sweet. Surely she was just a lazy baby? She smiled and cooed and won […]
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Through trial, and lots of error, I have found a couple of options to help manage our out of pocket (OOP) medical expenses — a Health Savings Account (HSA) and a Flexible Spending Account (FSA).
Hill School is a college preparatory, full-service school for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, high-functioning ASD, and other learning differences. Hill School is launching its first-ever kindergarten class, starting in August for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
I may never sleep again. As moms, we’ve all had this thought run through our head at one point or another. Maybe your baby is less than six months old. Sick or teething. Maybe you recently potty trained them or they’re going through a sleep regression. No matter the cause, it’s exhausting and mood-altering. Lack […]
It hit me. Not only did I really need a nap, because I was trying to get a cat to talk, but it also made me step back and really think about the time I spend with Avery. I spend so much of it working on the things she’s doing in therapy that I tend […]
It’s been two years now since my daughter’s diagnosis and surgery, and I can honestly say that SMA has changed our lives for the better. It’s hard and isolating at times, but it’s also led us to seek joy and contentment in the places that really count. In comparison to her life, the g-tube is […]
Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you to stop playing the comparison game. Honestly, I don’t think it’s possible. It’s a part of human nature. I’m here to tell you the opposite — you SHOULD compare your life to others. It can, in fact, make you a happier, more grateful person. It’s all about […]