“Mama, that guy has a robot leg!” my five-year-old son exclaims as we pass a man with a prosthetic leg.  He is simply noticing differences, but he's certainly not the most politically correct child.  We also have had a child...
Two months ago, I got hearing aids and I mostly LOVE them. I've wanted hearing assistance since I was 5 years old and first learned that my hearing was pretty bad. I was never a good candidate for standard...
When I dreamed of being a mom, living with autoimmune disease never appeared in that vision. When I thought about all the lessons I would teach my children, managing a chronic illness never made the list. Now I can't help...
May 10, 2017. It's a day that will be forever engrained into my life as a major turning point. In the months leading up to that day, I had been sick with four separate severe upper respiratory infections. The...
I recently came across an Instagram account of a woman close to my age who has a form of muscular dystrophy. While our disabilities are different (I have spinal muscular atrophy), many of the struggles she expresses are similar...
May is National Foster Care Month. According to childwelfare.gov, it’s a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find...
Having physical limitations as a mom has been difficult because there are certain tasks for my girls that I’m not able to do. I’m not able to get them dressed or give them a bath. However, what I can do, is help pick out their clothes, or chat with them during bath time. Sadly, I haven’t found any way to assist with diapers… oh darn ;) I have found ways to make feeding them easier, safer ways to carry them, adapted games to play together, and many more tools and ideas that make mom-ing more accessible.
Please don’t pull that trigger, don’t, And please don’t hang a rope. Although what you’re facing now Is so far from a joke. Please don’t take those pills today, Go put away your knife, Your world is dark and gloomy, yes, But please don’t end your...
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Exploring My Biases

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Like most of you, I’m constantly doing work to become a better person – as a mother, wife, employer… I believe there is a need to work on myself. I read self-help books, meditate, and listen to podcasts. Most...
I was browsing through Facebook the other day when I came across a post in a local group from a woman looking for a change in career. Her post caught my eye because I’m currently looking to hire another...

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90s Throwback Bash: Join us November 2nd

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Join Co Springs Mom Collective on Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 7 PM for this fun adults-only night out event! Grab your favorite date night partner or...