Starting 2nd grade

It’s finally here. I can’t believe Magnolia is starting 2nd grade. She loves music, mostly #taylorswift and the #lumineers . She loves #adventuresports#familyadventures and watching #fancynancy she loves #harrypotter She will choose to try and #rockclimb over going #shopping . That is who she is. She wants to be a writer. For the first day of[…]

Scoliosis, kyphosis and other symptoms causing symptoms?

And now introducing Scoliosis and Kyphosis. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that occurs most often during the growth spurt just before puberty. While scoliosis can be caused by conditions such as cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, the cause of most scoliosis is unknown. Kyphosis is the excessive outward curvature of the spine,[…]

Sk8tr girl Surfer girl

I have a skater girl, surfer girl, extreme sport loving girl. I could not love her more. She may not have all of the abilities, but she has the heart.  Last year, when she asked for a skateboard on her Tobii eyegaze tech computer. I thought she had made a mistake. Hello? Presume competence mom![…]

My heart broke, but not for Magnolia

Last week I was speaking with a mom with an older daughter with Rett Syndrome. She was watching Magnolia, turned to me and said.”I hope they find a cure or treatment for her. I’d really hate to see that spark go away.” It wasn’t cruel, it was honest. She has been fundraising and hoping for[…]

Chaotic and fun travel Part 2 TEXAS

The stars at night are big and bright….(insert 3 claps) deep in the heart of Texas. Since Magnolia was 2 years old, we haven’t gone to Texas in the summer. First it was too hard to travel because of sensory overload, then her body couldn’t regulate heat, then we had Gray and then she started[…]

Chaotic and fun summer travel

A recipe for a crazy but fun summer vacation. Ingredients One crazy independent toddler One amazing and strong kid with Rett, One busy, multitasking and exhausted dad One overwhelmed but happy mom Directions Knead all ingredients together.  Add in a dollop of seizures, a dash of minor accidents to taste.  Layer in flights to two[…]