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A woke up early this morning, with the realization that I have become an activist.  I have many friends who are activists.  One even chained herself to trees so they would not be cut down.  I never thought of myself like this until now. (more…)

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I did something the other day that I am ashamed of. In the past, I have tried to never engage in a discussion about politics or religion on social media. It just ends up ruffeling someone’s feathers and worse. Well, I slipped up, and then in the discussion that followed, I even dropped an “f-bomb” on Facebook.

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CHASA (Childhood Hemiplegic and Stroke Association) just posted a beautifully written blog post called “When That Feeling Hits“.  I still have a tear in my eye after reading it.  While you are there, check out the rest of the website and if you can, please give a few dollars to this wonderful organization that helps those of us who are raising children with hemiplegia, hemiparesis or childhood stroke.

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Last year when we did CIMT, people would stop me and ask about my daughter’s cast.  “Poor thing, did she break her arm?” (more…)

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This is for the people out there who think they know what is best for my Chloe and don’t really understand her challenges.  You see, Chloe has several sensory processing issues going on all at the same time, that cause her as a mere “almost three year old” to melt down much more often than other kids and cause her to have what looks like really bad behavior, but is really her inability to cope with the input to her body and brain. (more…)

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I just found out about this article from Shannon, a mom of a child with cerebral palsy: 9 Strategies for Nurturing Special Siblings.  Let me know what you think.

You can check out Shannon’s blog here and her Facebook page here.

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Someone just posted a great link for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder so I thought I would share it again here:  http://sensorysmarts.com/back_to_school_tips.html

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