Getting Ready for Ski Season

Our family is so excited for ski season this year! We had the opportunity to try several adaptive winter sports with my special needs daughter last year, and it opened up a whole new world of options for our family. She loved downhill and cross country skiing, and I loved having my whole family on […]

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What Makes You Fear Less?

Earlier this week I was asked to write an article for TravelingMom.com about being fearless – or fear less. I wrote from a travel perspective, but have been thinking about the most intense fear I have ever experience, which was when Veronica was born. We knew Veronica was going to be a small baby, although […]

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What’s your passion?

  This weekend I was shopping for cold weather gear for V’s big adaptive-skiing (aka snowboarding) trip to Park City next month, and it really started to hit me how much this opportunity has already meant to our family.  Snowboarding and snow sports in general has always been a passion of ours, but we’ve never […]

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Favorite Gifts from Christmases Past

I’ve been working on V’s Christmas list, I know everyone’s going to be asking for it on Thanksgiving, but it’s always so tough.  She has specific physical limitations and can’t tell me what she wants, so it becomes an educated guessing game. I have boxes of stuff from years past that we bought in hopes […]

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What are you going to be for Halloween?

That’s the question I started asking Veronica a couple of weeks ago. My daughter is non-verbal, but she understands what’s going on – and she loves a party, so I know she’s been thinking about Halloween. I don’t have an answer yet, but things always come together right on time. Suggestions are welcome. So, what […]

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A song for Veronica

I just got a phone call from the principal of my older daughter’s school.  He and his brother have been so inspired by the light that is Veronica that they wrote a song for her and posted it on YouTube.  I cried, Veronica smiled and laughed.  It’s just so sweet that she’s left such an […]

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Ebenezer Stones

In the Old Testament of the Bible, Ebenezer Stones were marker stones raised after a great victory, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.” For me, it is a symbol of gratitude and thanksgiving, knowing that I am not alone as I travel this some times difficult road. Five months ago my daughter Veronica […]

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Ode to my iPod

Oh iPod, iPod, how do I love thee, let me count the ways.  I love the virtually endless “Long Night” playlist of songs and stories for the nights Veronica thinks it’s day time.  I love how you can drown out new noises and make Veronica feel like she’s at home, whether we’re in a hotel […]

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