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Want to know what it’s like to go out in public when your child uses a wheelchair?

Let’s say you have a clown baby. Now, before I continue, let me be clear: I know this sounds crazy but just go with me for a moment. Use your imagination. You can do it. Okay, like I said, you have a clown baby. By which I mean your baby is dressed like a clown. Your little bundle of joy is sporting… 

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Stitch Fix: Postpartum Edition

Not gonna lie, I was really nervous about getting this first Stitch Fix postpartum in the mail. I don’t care what size you were before you had your baby or what size you are after– your body just did something wicked cool and it’s going to be a while before you feel like yourself again…. 

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Two Months

I don’t want to be dramatic but this is all happening too fast. It’s only been 60 days and she’s already morphed into this very grown-up looking baby. What happened to the skinny little wrinkled up gargoyle that I brought home from the hospital? When I was pregnant with Simeon, a friend told me that… 

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Mothers and Daughters: Raising Sisters

  Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories on mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.     ((This weeks post comes from Courtney Bowden)) Did you watch… 

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Kitchen accessibility with the FunPod

So, it turns out that toddlers are allowed at the kitchen counter. I know. I was shocked too. Sometimes I miss the boat when it comes to “typical” toddler things. Not all things, mind you–and usually not the important things–but little things have been known to slip through the cracks around here. For Simeon, the… 

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My Wheelchair is Freedom (Guest Post from Kathleen Downes)

I am so terribly excited to share this post with you today. If your child has a disability, if they may someday need a wheelchair, this is for you. If your child does not use a wheelchair but knows someone who does, this is for you, too. I first read Kathleen Downes’ blog last summer… 

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Mothers and daughters: Raising women of God

Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories on mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.       ((This week’s post comes from Carley Morse)) Before kids, I… 

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Mothers and Daughters: Guilt Has Nothing on Unconditional Love

  Some of my favorite bloggers and writers are sharing their stories on mothering daughters and being daughters themselves. As the mom of a newly arrived bit of sugar and spice, I can’t wait to see what insights these ladies have to offer.    ((This week, Emily Ladau and her mother, who are both affected… 

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Cautions and kudos for able parents raising disabled kids (Guest Post from Tonia)

Since the start of our journey raising a child with Spina Bifida, my husband and I have been lucky enough to meet many kindred spirits. These are people who have helped us to think differently about disability and who have shaped the way we view this new normal we find ourselves in. Parents like me… 

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Laughing at the “nevers” (or that time I defaced my son’s developmental questionnaire)

A few weeks back I realized that my son never had his two-year-old well check. Whoops. Somewhere in the chaos of sleep studies and trach removal and clinic appointments, I just plain forgot to schedule it.  But, since practicing a “better-late-than-never” parenting philosophy seems to be working out so far, I went ahead and made… 

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One Month

One month of kisses. One month of night time feedings. One month of baby girl fashions. One month of yummy meals and visits from friends and family. One month of squeezes and pokes courtesy of big brother. One month of sugar and spice. One month of Frances. One month of love The Stats: 8 Lbs… 

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