Of all the challenges we've experienced after becoming new mom's, one that has been the most complicated is dealing with extended family. Of course, our families mean the best, but that doesn't always mean its what's best. So, we set boundaries - we knew it would be difficult to convey, but we also knew that it… Continue reading Boundaries –
http://www.Facebook.com/Nothingdownaboutkenzie In November of 2017, I created an awareness page in McKenzie's name. I have never been an outspoken -" in your face with my beliefs " type of person, but after watching McKenzie endure so much within the first months of life - I started reflecting the fear and ignorance I was once consumed… Continue reading Nothing Down about Kenzie
We always knew becoming parents would be hard, but becoming parents to a child with both special and medical needs has changed the definition of "hard". The daily concerns and observations required are beyond the typical stresses of parenting a child without special and medical needs and can be exhausting. Our days begin early and… Continue reading Special needs parenting
It's impossible to know how you'll make it through - sometimes, it's impossible to know if you will ever see the day of stability in both your child and yourself. If I can offer any advice, any at all - based on this experience - open a line of communication. A friend once told me… Continue reading Home Reflections
About a month after McKenzie's second opinion discharge, I found myself racing through traffic with a pale, sweating, heart-racing, barely responding little body slouched in her car seat. The fear that overcomes you when your child's health decreases overnight is one I have become far too accustomed too. McKenzie was seen the night before at… Continue reading Admitted, Again.