Cerebral Palsy does not Define her

As most of you all know, my daughter Ciara has Cerebral Palsy, but that is not what defines her. Cerebral Palsy is defined as "a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth." Because of her disability, she cannot walk out... Continue Reading →

Sensory Toys at Five Below

So, I love me some Five Below. I find myself browsing their website multiple times a month, looking for new items. If you are not familiar with Five Below, they are a budget friendly store, and their prices stay Five dollars or below. They do have products that are in their "Five beyond" section, but... Continue Reading →

Putting My Dreams on Hold

When I was young, I always dreamed of being a writer. I would write short stories. Mostly horror since Stephen King and R.L Stine were my favorite Authors. At Fifteen, my dreams took a shift. I was blessed with an amazing little angel, but because of a medical mistake, my daughter suffered from seizures. Which... Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Rules

Having a Special Needs child comes with its own set of difficulties. There is no rule book for how to raise a child with disabilities. Books about reaching children's milestones do not apply to your child's specific special needs. Even learning about your child's diagnosis does not help prepare you, because every disability is so... Continue Reading →

Her Voice

As a special needs mom, you learn to be the voice for your child. Whether it's knowing their facial expressions, sign language, body language or their own language. You learn to know what your child wants and needs. My daughter speaks to me frequently about life and what's bothering her. People may not understand her... Continue Reading →

Cerebral Palsy Awareness

Today is Cerebral Palsy Awareness day. Today I decided to share with you what Cerebral palsy looks like for my daughter Ciara. On October 8th 1999 I gave birth to an amazing human being. She was full term and I was ready to be induced so I could meet my beautiful little girl. After a... Continue Reading →

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