At 10 pm, the phone rings.  It's the placement supervisor from our foster care agency. “Hey Cory. Are you up to taking an emergency placement tonight?” My husband and I had gotten our two bio daughters to sleep and we were...
One of the many things I appreciate about children is their ability to be happy and optimistic. I admire their resilience and their pure sense of joy. I recently read a book, The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor, which...
This pandemic has gifted us all with a lot of time together. We have been doing everything together in my house. No one has been going to school in the morning and the farthest commute we’ve had is up...
Yesterday I broke down for the 20th time in the last month.  Tears of stress and frustration overwhelming me.  Anxiety gripping my chest.  Disappointment in myself that I was again ending the week behind at my job (I'm an...
"High Risk." Nobody likes labels or being lumped into a category that makes it sound like you are "less strong" than another demographic.  It is not something anyone is comfortable with. Yet, as parents in the sandwich generation, many...
It’s interesting the things you learn when you have children. There are things you expect to learn like how to feed them, get them to sleep, install car seats, and get crayon marks off the wall. But then there...
Over the years, I've accumulated a few tips and tricks for surviving those 1- to 2-week-long trips in which my spouse is traveling and my kids miss their dad. I have learned most of these things the hard way,...
We have all been through a lot over the past several weeks. Our daily lives have been turned upside down and we have been required to redesign our days. We are facing a new normal – working from a...
In my “other life,” I am a student advisor to adult students. Please allow me to brag for just a moment. I have been working with this population of students for about eight years now. These are not your “traditional” 18-...
Oh my word, I am wiped out!!!! My mental health is suffering! There has been so much fighting friends; I mean SOOOOOOO much!  And lots of disobedience and noise and mess and touching and calling my name!!!!!! I am waving...

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The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy

When your child needs specialized care, searching for a provider can seem like a daunting task. The Colorado Springs Guide to Pediatric Therapy will...