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Raising a special needs child

This essay is in response to a request by CNNiReport about what it’s like to raise children with special needs: We were going to be parents! In 2002, my amazing husband, John, Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

Riley's Medical Journal filled with muscle spasm notes.

Battling Dystonia

Dystonia: Disorder which causes involuntary motion, twisting and/or repetitious movements of the muscles. Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

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Let Freedom Ring: Riley Style!!!

Does anyone know why there are no knock-knock jokes about the Fourth of July? ,… Because freedom likes to Ring! Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

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What does it take to be a Special Needs Dad

What does it take to be a Special Needs Dad? 1.)    Have fun: Being a dad can be fun. Honestly, I never wanted kids but couldn’t imagine my life without them. It Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

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Word of the Week: Dichotomy

Word of the Week: Dichotomy. A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different. I always loved this word. I was the only Sharing our Special Needs Journey. More »

Raising a special needs child

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This essay is in response to a request by CNNiReport about what it’s like to raise children with special needs:

We were going to be parents! In 2002, my amazing husband, John, and I were expecting a baby boy.

Shunt Watch

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We returned to the Neurosurgery Clinic at All Children’s in Fort Myers for the first time in two years. 

Battling Dystonia

Riley's Medical Journal filled with muscle spasm notes.

Dystonia: Disorder which causes involuntary motion, twisting and/or repetitious movements of the muscles.

Healthy Inside and Out

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Why is it so important to gain control over your health?

As life demands our attention, most of us allow our health to slide.

Let Freedom Ring: Riley Style!!!

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Does anyone know why there are no knock-knock jokes about the Fourth of July? ,… Because freedom likes to Ring!

Loggerhead Tracks

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Happy 4th of July!

Our family has been earning our own Independence, one day at a time.

Improv

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Ronan and I ventured out with friends to an evening of Improv at Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs

Breathing Just Fine

The boys return from shopping with Daddy.
She started out the day all confidence with a great big smile that drew Riley and I toward the school bus. As she struggled to lower the wheelchair lift, Riley’s bus attendant introduced herself to Riley ignoring the fact that he was not yet noticing her. I knew he would eventually warm to her as he figured out that he would be going to ESY (Extended School Year). The bus driver appeared in the open doorway to greet Riley and secure him safely on bus 27125.

What does it take to be a Special Needs Dad

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What does it take to be a Special Needs Dad?

1.)    Have fun: Being a dad can be fun. Honestly, I never wanted kids but couldn’t imagine my life without them. It is fun. If you let it be:

Word of the Week: Dichotomy

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Word of the Week: Dichotomy.

A division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different.

I always loved this word. I was the only one who got it right on a quiz once. But I guess I have come to question/hate/understand it a great deal lately… I guess this is one for the blog…

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