Have you caught P&G’s commercials for the upcoming Olympics in Sochi? Talking to some of the most important people behind our athletes and seeing what goes into raising an athlete? Since I don’t have a sporty bone in my body this was an area just outside of my comfort zone! Thankfully, I got to have a very heartfelt chat with Deb Westlake this afternoon and I left our conversation feeling invigorated, excited and totally proud to be a Canadian. Greg [...]
Have you guys seen Frozen yet? I took the girls a few weeks ago and it has quickly become one of our favourite Disney movies and we can’t wait to own it. I was reflecting over the plot when we got home and I realized Frozen fits a pretty good metaphor for how our journey with special needs has been. I’ll try not to give too many spoilers!
First, there are two sisters playing together fairly young. We learn that Elsa [...]
What are your plans for Saturday? If your family is like mine your weekends are crazy busy but because I’m a P&G mom I have a great opportunity for you! If you’re following me here from twitter or facebook, below are the full contest rules for a set of tickets for the Sledge Hockey games that are coming up this weekend.
Because the event is on Saturday, this is a flash giveaway. So the timeline of this giveaway will be quick, hence [...]
Or at least that’s how I felt on that unseasonable warm day in Toronto, 4 years ago. It was 11 in the morning, amazing how I remember every detail of that day. Can you remember what you were doing 4 years ago? The girls and I headed out in the double stroller, Lauren wanting to walk beside the stroller while I was begging her to get in since we were going to be late. As usual.
We started our brisk walk [...]
Shortly after Jillian’s diagnosis, I earned an honorary degree in medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy. Not quite but I was thrust into a world full of jargon, acronyms and equipment. Soon it was so overwhelming that I couldn’t keep up with it all. I polled my FB and Twitter followers about what you guys would like to read more about and one of my friends from high school (who also has a daughter with CP) suggested a post on some of the [...]
Deciding to leave the house for the afternoon might not have been my best decision. Today is mine and Adam’s 8th wedding anniversary and it occurs the day after I heard of a high school classmate who passed away yesterday. Kinda grounds you and reminds you to stay humble.
We’re 6 days away from the beginning of school and we girls were getting a little stir crazy. So, we loaded the girls and took off to the mall. Most days I [...]
I make no apologies for what I blog about and this is not going to be any different. The special needs blogger community is one that’s pretty tight knit. It’s like when people find out that I lived in Newfoundland and proceed to ask if I know George. Ok, not quite but when you’ve been blogging for any amount of time, you’re bound to come across someones blog that happens to be a friend of a friend.
My amazingly brave friend [...]
I started writing this on June 17, after visiting the Ontario Science Centre. I wasn’t going to post it, but I’ve always been honest about our life with CP and this is part of it. The good, the bad and the sometimes ugly. And I feel that that’s what you guys come for most of the time.
I’ve said this so many times before- but when I finally feel like I have a handle on all things cerebral palsy, I get thrown [...]
If you follow some of the same special needs circles I do, you have probably already seen this picture. And if you haven’t, let me show it to you.
Cute, right? Or not. This is a class picture of Miles Ambridge who is a 7 year old student in British Columbia. I shared this picture originally on my personal Facebook page on Friday. Since then it has spread like wild fire. Frankly I’m sure it comes as no surprise to you [...]
I’m going to warn you now that this post may be long, ranty and discombobulated. Now that that little order of business is straightened let me tell you about our day.
The only apprehension that I had about Jillian starting school was the bus ride to and from. I was questioning whether or not we had made the right schooling decision but not once did I feel stressed about the environment Jillian would be starting school. Our first week was definitely [...]