A Challenge For You, From Sarah Kate

July 17, 2014

We learned about the Miracle Marathon this week, and I have to tell you: we’re pumped. When I was first contacted by Children’s of Alabama about the event, I thought, “Hey, why not? I like to run, some of my readers are runners, and both of the kids have been treated at Children’s of Alabama. […]

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Midsummer Miscellany

July 15, 2014

Summer is over half gone. For us, at least, because the kids get out of school in May and start back in mid-August, which actually makes us past the halfway point, though we’re less than a third of the way into what’s consider summer by the weatherman. Normally I’d save my “odds and ends” for […]

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Sun-Beams: July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. No, You Don’t Have to Disinherit a Child With Special Needs - There isn’t a […]

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Seven Snippets: Frozen Parodies, Bloody Noses, and Dr. Sheldon Cooper

July 11, 2014

— 1 — Do you wanna have some broccoli? It doesn’t matter. You want to watch this video about it, at a minimum. The Christmas Jammies people have struck again, and they may tempt you to co-opt some other Frozen favorites. — 2 — So I finally read Pride and Prejudice… I liked it, but I […]

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On Clouds and Sunshine

July 10, 2014

It probably comes as no great shock to hear that I have struggled with the blog this summer. What you may not know is why. It’s not a lack of time or a shortage of topics that plagues me, but a fear of ripping off my emotional Band-Aids and letting the wounds ooze out onto […]

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Let’s Talk About Therapy. And Spiders. And Russian Astronauts.

July 8, 2014

Spider cage. Thera-Suit. Adeli Suit. UEU. Familiar terms to us, but probably not so much to most people, so how about a quick primer today? Sarah Kate began an “intensive burst” of therapy on Monday – four hours per day for five days. In the past, she’s done several full courses of intensive therapy: four […]

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Sun-Beams: July 6, 2014

July 6, 2014

Sun-Beams is a collection of links to stories, articles, photos, or videos I have come across that I believe will inspire, inform, or encourage you, as well as my favorite photo posted on my other blog, Violet Film, from the past week. Boy Scout troop caters to boys with special needs – The Scoutmaster has […]

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Seven Snippets: Diva Pirate, Wheelchair People, and Lutzie

July 4, 2014

— 1 — I completely forgot to share “Diva Pirate” with you last week! I had such an unbelievable 48 hours while I was Vegas, so it was easy to forget, but I can’t pass on sharing it just because I forgot. When I was in Vegas two weeks ago, one of the convention events was […]

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How Things Are Really Going

July 3, 2014

No matter where I go these days (which, admittedly, isn’t that many places) or who I talk to, the question I always get is “How are things going?” What people mean, of course, is how is Sarah Kate doing – has she recovered from the surgery, is she progressing in therapy, and so on. I […]

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Basil, Tomatoes, and Cheese – Oh, My!

June 30, 2014

Honestly, I don’t give a rip about the raised bed garden. Mr. Andi is definitely the one with the green thumb around here. For the first two decades of my life, my mom openly mused that One Day I would grow to care about plants and gardening, like she and my Mimi did. It was in my genes! But after […]

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