What being 2 1/2 years old means to us… two realities

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked, “Do you see how well Gray is doing?” “Isn’t it exciting how well he is doing?” “Have you noticed how well he is doing?” I think these are all questions of good intentions but inside it makes me internally roll my eyes. LOL. Yeah, I’ve[…]

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,[…]

Gastrointestinal meds are working but….

Magnolia has been on her GI medication for 7 days, this is day 8. She doesn’t like them. She seemed to tolerate them the first few days but now she revolts when we have to give her the medication. Yesterday, I was working and Shelly brought Mags to my office (upstairs in our house) she[…]

A seizure rollercoaster ride….

I’ve learned a lot of things the past few years dealing with Rett Syndrome. First, every time I write Rett, it gets auto corrected to Rest, which is hilarious. I wish she had Rest Syndrome  A syndrome where everyone is well rested, sounds amazing. Secondly, Magnolia’s perseverance is unwavering. Every once in a while, I’ll[…]

What a crazy month!

October is Rett Syndrome awareness month, but apparently so is February for Team Magnolia’s Hope. Wow, just wow! I am speechless with the amount of support, love, community, awareness and fundraising we just received this past month. It almost seems as if it was planned, but it wasn’t. The good deeds and love just kept pouring[…]

Soccer season success! Buddy included….

Warning! Cute post alert!  Maggie played soccer and had the time of her life. We became a soccer family and it really brightened up our Saturdays. To be able to go to the soccer fields and have Maggie play and be incorporated into a game that AJ played, and almost all of Maggie’s cousins play,[…]

Celebrity Campaign for Rett Syndrome!!!! #reverserett

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRk1fgEuRU[/embedyt] Today, a celebrity campaign launches to invite the world to help Reverse Rett. A long list of stars including Sofia Vergara, Matt Lauer, Sarah Silverman, Casey Wilson, Paul Scheer, Billy Eichner, Kristen Schaal, June Diane Raphael and Nick Offerman participated in a PSA video and many more will be part of a social[…]

Back to school on April 11

We have been homeschooling Maggie this year, for various reasons – mostly, because she had a rough year last year.  She was constantly getting sick, which in turn caused more Rett symptoms, and though she has fought so hard to gain back her strength, balance and walking ability, being at home has allowed her to focus[…]

Palm Springs

A couple of weeks ago, we took a little weekend trip to the desert because nothing says relaxing like 109 degree temperatures.  It started out auspiciously with Maggie unable to calm her body, communicate her wants or regulate her body temperature.  The last one was a new discovery.  She’s always run a little hot, but[…]