Yearbooks Get Me Every Time

Does anyone else cry when they look through yearbooks?

I was sitting in my living room this morning crying like a baby. My youngest son, Jacob, has given me his 6th grade yearbook to flip through.

Jake: Mom! Are you crying? You are so weird!

Me: Never mind – get me a Kleenex – some day you will understand! Continue reading →

The Great Adventure

Twenty-four years ago my oldest son Geordi , (Geo), was born with big blue eyes, dark curly hair and chubby little cheeks that made you want to smother them in kisses. He was also born “fussy” – not wanting to sleep for more than 20 minutes at a time and not feeding well. As time went on, he was also late to sit, crawl, walk and talk. By the age of two, he was diagnosed as, “developmentally delayed” – cause unknown. Continue reading →

Disability Life Hacks

My 23- year-old son Geo has a cognitive disability and still has trouble putting his shoes on the right feet.

I always joke that if he could pick the lottery numbers with the same knack that he has for consistently putting his shoes on the wrong feet I would have been a millionaire a long time ago…..
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Which Adaptive Cycling Product Is Right For Your Child?

How Am I Going To Help My Child Ride A Bike?

There’s no doubt about it – some children with disabilities need an adaptive bike.  These kids have significant medical challenges and cannot hold their trunk upright or pedal due to their disability.  Continue reading →

“I Knew”

Starting To Wonder

As a first time Mom, I took my 18-month-old son into the doctor’s office and said;  “why isn’t he starting to say words like the other kids in his play group?”  The doctor replied;  “Oh I wouldn’t worried about it he will talk when he is good & ready.” Continue reading →

“Peach” Therapy

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My son Geordi, (Geo), was born with an intellectual disability as well as a speech disorder.

Like many of you, I have spent hours upon hours in waiting rooms at doctor’s offices and therapy clinics. In a frantic effort to “fix” my son, I dragged him to every therapy I could find (and AFFORD!). Continue reading →