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Parenting a Child with Disabilities

It’s Not Easy Parenting a Child with Disabilities

In honor of my older daughter’s 6th birthday, I wanted to share a little more of my family’s journey through disability, life-upheaval, and our growing strength. Parenting a child with disabilities is overwhelming, confusing, and life-changing. Every day is challenging but monotonous. Listen to the podcast episode plans change When I met my husband 15 years …

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I Can’t Afford Mental Health Care: How to Find Good Care That Fits in Your Budget

Listen to the podcast episode May is mental health month. In that spirit, I reached out to my own counselor to ask about resources for when you can’t afford mental health care. One of the most tragic facets of life in America is the healthcare system. That system breaks down even further when mental health …

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The Ultimate Guide to Appealing Health Insurance Denials

Listen to the podcast episode: If you appeal a health insurance denial correctly and promptly, you have a chance of getting the equipment or procedure covered. Many times, health insurance companies automatically deny anything that isn’t routine. It’s up to the patient (or the patient’s parent) to be persistent and get coverage by appealing the …

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3 Great AFO Accessories: Shoes, Socks, & Pants

AFO stands for ankle-foot orthosis, a type of supportive brace often used for people who have difficulties with positioning or weakness of the feet and legs. I’m using it as an inclusive term to cover SMOs (supramalleolar orthosis, which are shorter) and KAFOs (knee ankle foot orthosis, which are even taller). Although specialty AFO shoes …

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3 Simple Gratitude Prompts for your Holiday Season

Practicing gratitude will help you mentally, physically, and emotionally, especially this year. Don’t let the bad overwhelm you. For the week of Thanksgiving, of course I chose to write about gratitude. That’s what one does when one has a blog. But as I started writing about my family’s journey through my daughter’s medical and developmental …

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