An ode to babywearing

This week is International Babywearing Week.  For me, babywearing is another way of helping James, helping us bond, letting him explore the word… and keeping my sanity. The theme this year is “best seat in the house” and it makes me tear up just thinking about it because it is a seat. It’s a place…

When a good weekend goes bad

After my last post, and a few of the negative comments, I would love nothing more than to sit here with a smile on my face and Meghan Trainor in the background and tell you that I was just having a rough spot and that life is easy-peasy and I’ve been in a wonderful mood… but…

They are just clothes, right?

I’m sitting in James’ room and slowly going through piles of clothes to donate to a friend who is due with a little boy. My husband and I decided we are done having kids. I’m happy to help her and donate clothes that don’t fit either of my kids any longer so they may be used…

Let’s Talk Equipment

Ya know, when most people see the room in my house, which I have aptly named “the therapy room,” the first reaction I receive is, “that is A LOT of equipment,” and they are right. We have a stander, an activity seat, a positioning mat, an easy seat, a wheelchair, and a floor mat (that’s not medical equipment…

A Very Merry Kruzemas! Unboxing the Kimba Kruze.

To enter the Merry Kruzemas contest to win a free Kimba Kruze for your family, send in a video by December 31st! A few weeks ago, Ottobock decided to help Santa and give away a chair for families of children with special needs. Connor and I decided to make the video and fill out the…

Moving with Special Needs

Moving with kids…hard. Moving with special needs kids…very hard. Moving with two special needs kids while your husband is military…extraordinarily hard…but also amazing at the same time. I won’t sugarcoat it: if you’ve ever had to move you know what a time-consuming, emotionally draining process this is. You have to cancel the internet, and cable,…

Tough Love: When to Get Tough?

Connor HATED his physical therapist. Every time she walked in the door he would start crying. Every. Single. Time. He knew that she was going to make him work, and she did. So did I. We worked on rolling over and lying on our side and reaching for toys. Even though I didn’t like making…

Tough Times and Tough Love

Let’s talk about love! No, not Cupid’s arrows, fluffy bears, and chocolates. The kind that every parent is probably very aware of: tough love! When Connor was about 4 months old, I took him to the emergency room because his eyes were shaking side to side. I called my mom, and she told me it…

Family Life and Family Needs

So I guess I should start from the beginning and introduce myself. My name is Lindsy. I’m prior military, my husband is active duty, and we have two children who are both special needs. This makes life…fun (and hectic, and busy, and frustrating, and full of more love than you could have ever imagined). Me?…