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Wacky Wednesday: A lesson from my 5 year old.

It’s Wacky Wednesday at Cheerleading Camp! I’m so excited to help my newly 5 year old daughter decide what to wear and how to do her hair so she can be wacky! Reality smacks me I don’t like Wacky Wednesday Mom. “What? Why not? How do you know you don’t like Wacky Wednesday?” I ask […]

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Hey Mom…You’re not the montster…

Dear Mom….You’re not the monster! “When did I become the monster?”  A friend and I were talking about some challenges they were having with her child’s school. She didn’t feel these were earth shattering situations until she felt like she had suddenly become a monster for her advocating for her child. You didn’t become a monster […]

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Friends & Family Friday: What do I say?

Has a friend or family member just received a diagnosis for them or their child?   The Friends and Family Friday blog has been in the works for a very long time.  The intention behind this is to help educate, because knowledge is power and there are some tough times when you want to say […]

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Day of Courage: I secretly stopped criticizing

It Takes Courage to Share my Day of Courage #DayOfCourage On August 28th I participated in the 1st ever Day of Courage where participants from all around the world did something courageous, anything that took them out of their comfort zone or away from their norm, we faced a fear and then are sharing it […]

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Feeling Frustrated, Focus On The Blessings

Frustrated? Focus On The Blessings

It’s Human Nature To Feel Frustrated I’m sure you’ll relate to how frustrated I was today… The dreaded phone call to the insurance company only to be passed around to the “appropriate person” who knows exactly what to do. I spend a lot of time on the phone with offices, pharmacies, insurance companies; scheduling appointments, […]

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It Takes Courage: Saying Yes To Your Inner Voice

Listening To Your Inner Voice Sometimes that little voice inside your head just keeps talking! Yes, I know that sounds a little bizarre but you know what I’m talking about…that gut feeling that tells you to do something, and that thought that keeps coming back time after time…yes, that little voice that just keeps talking […]

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