Inspired by Riley

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Preserving the First Day of School

We are on the countdown for the first day of school.  Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

Freedom Waters Foundation takes several special needs families - each on their own vessel - out on the Gordon River, Naples, FL. Alec Shreck reporting. August 9, 2015

Freedom Waters

Sunday proved to be a beautiful day. A light breeze brought the heat down as Riley, Ronan and I met up with a gathering of special needs families called in by the Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

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Mama’s Birthday Today

My little guy sang for me on my Birthday with the help of Music Kim, our amazing music therapist.  Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

My boys celebrating Memorial Day at Collier's Reserve.  Here they are by a retired NYPD partrol car owned by an officer who was present on 9/11.

Shall He Walk?

There are many questions for myself today. But, I have very few answers. Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

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Give Me Food

Not a self-promoting post… I network market products and companies that I truly believe in.   This month I decided detox, an Arbonne program… a great program… which is working for me. Yay! Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

My Little Ogre

The CFABS Youth Players will perform the modern animated classic from Aug. 14-16 at the Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs.

My youngest child, Ronan, spent the summer rehearsing to play the part of Little Ogre in Shrek The Musical Jr. with Youth Theater Program of The Art Center of Bonita Springs

Preserving the First Day of School

Riley school portrait 2011

We are on the countdown for the first day of school. 

Freedom Waters

Freedom Waters Foundation takes several special needs families - each on their own vessel - out on the Gordon River, Naples, FL. Alec Shreck reporting. August 9, 2015

Sunday proved to be a beautiful day. A light breeze brought the heat down as Riley, Ronan and I met up with a gathering of special needs families called in by the amazing Debra Frenkel of Freedom Waters Foundation

Mama’s Birthday Today

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My little guy sang for me on my Birthday with the help of Music Kim, our amazing music therapist. 

Feeding and Positioning For Children With Cerebral Palsy

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This past year, the very wonderful functional skills teaching assistant, Miss Amy took her love of the children and moved on to begin a career in Occupational Therapy.  She has been dearly missed in the classroom, but we know she can now help so many more children now that she is not limited by the school walls.  Any parent of a child with feeding issues already has a field education in Feeding Therapy and is always striving to make this little area of life easier, more efficient and even enjoyable.  Miss Amy kindly agreed to share her feeding therapy study with Riley as her partner.

Feeding and Positioning For Children With Cerebral Palsy

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Over the years, we have been working and praying toward life becoming just a little easier. Hoping for less pain and more joy for Riley, a little more sleep, a few less knocks, a little less struggle… Easier never really comes along despite our efforts; it simply changes. bday celebration

Letter to the Governor

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June 16, 2015

 

Office of Governor Rick Scott

State of Florida

Shall He Walk?

My boys celebrating Memorial Day at Collier's Reserve.  Here they are by a retired NYPD partrol car owned by an officer who was present on 9/11.

There are many questions for myself today. But, I have very few answers.

Give Me Food

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Not a self-promoting post… I network market products and companies that I truly believe in.   This month I decided detox, an Arbonne program… a great program… which is working for me. Yay! But seriously:   Ever try to go to Mother’s Day Brunch with an amazing chef and a pastry chef who has been rewarded so many awards and accolades? (have you ever seen two elderly women go after the last hand crafted, chocolate peanut brittle, covered in a white powder so innocent it will remind you of your childhood,

Field Day 2015

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A great disappointment came early this year when we learned that the Special Olympic’s of Lee County had decided against holding the annual Field Day for ESE students. 

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