Special Needs Mom

I remember…

  Have you ever felt that God has been watching you? I know you all are thinking doesn’t God watch everyone? And I believe the answer to that is “yes.” However I truly feel like God has been watching me since I was a child… I remember when I was in sixth grade it was the “big […]

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A family that walks the walk…

finish line with miss kim

Our family firmly believes in giving back… I can get out my soap box and give you several reasons to support causes that come near and dear to your heart as I am sure there is “something” that has touched your life by now, or believe me there will be… But I have always believed […]

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Sage, from the garden to the bath

hadley's sage garden

I love gardening…. It is a great time to clear my head and just get down and dirty… literally… there is nothing as satisfying as growing a plant from a tiny seedling and watching it bloom and being able to use it in so many ways. This year I decided that I was going to […]

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Miss Congeniality or as we call her Hadley!

hadley does broadway

Hadley “does” Broadway, seen here with casts from Sister Act, The Adams Family, and Godspell Miss Congeniality is a title when heard most people think of Sandra Bullock from the movie, or I often think of my oldest daughter Sarah who has won that title a number of times, but today and most day’s I […]

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Fine Motor Holiday gifts

gifts for children with special needs

As a mom of a special needs daughter I have been through many holiday and birthdays where friends and family ask, “What do we get Hadley?” It is a bit harder and takes some thought behind finding toys that are appropriate for special needs children since there is such a wide range of disabilities. However […]

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40 Things I am thankful for

I thought it might be a fun post on this day where we give thanks… 1. My beautiful daughters 2. Freedom 3. Coffee 4. The smell of fresh cut grass 5. Dark chocolate, almonds and dried cherries 6. The sound of laughter 7. My health 8. Funny movies 9. Electricity especially during the summer! 10. […]

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Hello to my new friends!

I would like to thank Varda of “squashed bologna” whose site I am guest posting on later today! So it you have popped over from her Special Needs Siblings Saturday I welcome you! Smiling from one special needs mama or day to another. If this is your first time visiting “I’m Still Standing” let me […]

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What’s in your first aid kit?

first aid kit

Several years ago my husband and I were at an event for Children’s Hospital and as a token of thanks each patron received a first aid kit. Over the years we have used that kit many times, and have restocked several items. Being that we are going into the winter months and what I call […]

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