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Sharing is Caring

When I created my blog in February of 2018, it became a space for me to share the good, bad, and ugly about what it’s like raising special needs children. I get great joy writing new posts for you all, but it’s even more exciting when I get to share about my life live on the air! On August 7, 2019, I had an amazing opportunity and was interviewed on the Balancing Act Radio Show. I hope you enjoy watching as much as I enjoyed being a guest on the show!

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Light At The End Of The Tunnel (4min read)

The light at the end of the tunnel has been very distant for us. For those that may be new readers to my blog, since 2017, my daughter received multiple medical benefit denials and she also lost several services and support for her care. This almost 2-year struggle was just that…a struggle, but we survived! As of May 2019, Continue reading “Light At The End Of The Tunnel (4min read)”

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Turning Lemons Into Lemonade (3min read)

I’ve always been taught “make the best of every situation”. I never truly understood the power in that phrase…until now. I am extremely proud to say that I am the Founder and Executive Director of a non-profit in the making called Here For A Reason, Inc.  — Continue reading “Turning Lemons Into Lemonade (3min read)”


Tools to Overcome Medical Insurance Denials (3min read)

Monthly Premiums, Co-pays and Out-of-Pocket Expenses are some of the familiar terms you may have heard of if you have private medical insurance.  But what happens when you are doing your due diligence and protecting you and your families health, but your insurance provider thinks the necessitates are…..unnecessary. Continue reading “Tools to Overcome Medical Insurance Denials (3min read)”


11. How to be the Best Special Needs Support System (2min read)

Support for a special needs parent is not an easy feat.  Unintentional aggression may be taken out on you and you may sometimes be used as a verbal punching bag from that parent that needs to vent.  Your support is very much appreciated and here are some ways that you can be an even better support system. Continue reading “11. How to be the Best Special Needs Support System (2min read)”


9. First steps!! …at 6 years old (2min read)

“My baby is walking!!!”  Do you remember saying that or hearing a family member or close friend exclaim those 4 words??  That baby that they were cheering about was maybe 9 months.  Or perhaps 12 or 15 months.  Well, I got to say those words when my daughter was 72 months.  For the majority, including myself, that don’t use months for an age, 72 months is 6 years old… Continue reading “9. First steps!! …at 6 years old (2min read)”


8. Special Needs Parent Pet Peeves (3min read)

Imagine you’re out in the park with your child who is on the spectrum.  Or what about if you’ve mustered up the energy to pack up your car with your child’s wheelchair and you’re out and about enjoying the beautiful weather.  But in your peripheral, you see something (better yet…someone) looking at you?  Continue reading “8. Special Needs Parent Pet Peeves (3min read)”