At the end of each year, I normally reflect and write down my thoughts of thanksgiving, learning, and sometimes regret.  Although I rarely commit to resolutions, I generally use the turn of the year as a mental soft marking...
Media is Sending the Wrong Message about Relationships I am a parent and a teen abuse survivor. I am concerned the unhealthy relationships portrayed in the film 50 Shades of Grey and the hit Netflix Series You are sending the...
As an introvert, the idea of community or multigenerational living was decidedly unappealing. It’s my home, my space, my solitude. It would mean potentially compromising on everyday life to accommodate someone else. But, now that I have experienced it, I cannot...
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...
Navigating through the teen and young adult years is stressful and confusing. Imagine if you also had to wonder where you would sleep that night and whether you would eat that day? Tragically, homelessness is the situation for many Americans,...
I see you. You who share your wounds publicly. I see your vulnerability whether it’s with the hashtag or sharing part of your story. The courage I see in you inspires me. I admire your bravery and strength and...
Parenting or being a full-time caregiver to a child with a medical or mental-health diagnosis or disability is hard. It is stressful. It is exhausting.  Before I go any further, let me preface this by saying:  I am a parent to...
“Support the Military.” I’ve lost track of how often that phrase is thrown around — it’s easily used.  With simple acts, such as wearing red on Fridays or placing a green light in your outdoor house light, it's easy for...
You know those sayings people have about “finding your tribe?"  I don’t know who those people are, but I need lessons. Making friends does NOT come easily to this girl.  It always seems like people in movies have a...
I want a good life.  A happy life. Don’t we all? Don’t we all want a life that is Facebook worthy? One that is full and that we are proud of? I bought into the lie that I must be...

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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...