Ottobock Mobility for Kids coloring contest

Hello friends of Ottobock Mobility for Kids! This year for Halloween we’d love to give you and your loved ones an opportunity to have some fun. We have produced three coloring pages to reflect the families who use our products. Here’s how to play: Choose one, two or all three and color them! Take a…

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…

Finding My Way Back

This post is dedicated to those the people I’ve lost, the love I’ve found, and to those everywhere living with mental health issues. I lost a total of 5 people in exactly one year, that’s one for every finger on my hand. 2015 took my uncle in January, my dear friend Katie in July, my beloved…

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…

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,…

Message Sent

Earlier today, I went to the hair salon. I was very pleased with the end result. So when I got home, I decided take snap a few selfies. I decided to put on one of the new lipsticks I recently purchased, just to add a bit of color to my face and play up on…

There She Grows

As summer comes to a close, I’ve been thinking what this year’s theme is. It’s been a relatively quiet one for me. No fancy vacations, late night parties, road trips with friends,and certainly no steamy romance. I found myself longing for those things a bit as I scrolled through my social media. On the other…

When Accessible Is Anything But…

E 180th st Train Station in the Bronx A few weeks ago, I was supposed to take a trip to the New York Botanical Garden with some friends. After a paratransit mix up on my part, we decided to see if there was an accessible mass transit route. One of the suggested stops on the…

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…

The Unbreakable Mold

When something or someone breaks the mold so to speak, we think of it as extraordinary, something beyond our wildest expectations. I never quite thought of myself as mold breaker until I became one, literally. Growing up with Cerebral Palsy, I had lots of muscle tone. My body was seldom limber nor did it stay…