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The Perpetual Pursuit of Quality of Life

We make our choices with excellent advice from doctors we trust and in agreement with each other. All in the name of “quality of life”.

Alethea Mshar

The Myths & Truths of ADHD

With the abundance of information about ADHD available to us every day, it is important for us to clarify some of the misinformation that is out there. 

Dr. Liz Matheis

For These Special Needs Bus Drivers, It’s Not Just a Job

These stories are many, not few. For these drivers, carrying our children is not just a job. It’s a way to love the community.

Jamie Sumner
multiple sclerosis

The Mysterious Roots of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, meaning multiple areas of scarring, is a disease of the central nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves).

Sarah Sanchez

When Work/Life Balance Doesn’t Work

Someday, maybe, the pendulum will swing back and I will find the perfect scenario that gives me the outlet I desire and the flexibility my family requires.

Alethea Mshar

I Made Myself an IEP

So when I begin to hug my coffee tighter and fret over the future, this is my own goal, a personal IEP for Mom: I will...

Jamie Sumner

A Parents Cheat Sheet to the August Jitters

Going back to school after a two month break can be overwhelming for any child. Use these strategies to be able to enjoy the end of the summer and the beginning of a new school year.

Dr. Liz Matheis

Why We Plan For Independent Living For Our Disabled Children

The biggest reason of all that we have bigger dreams for our children is simply that they have bigger dreams for themselves.

Alethea Mshar

How to Put ‘Mommy Time’ Back into Your Schedule

If you’re a mom, I’m going to take a leap and say that you’re pretty exhausted. Do you know why you’re exhausted? Because you’re taking care of everyone.

Dr. Liz Matheis

I Was Asked to Leave My Son’s Hospital Room

Sometimes the best thing to do is to get out of your own way. You’re not jumping ship, you are simply making space for the right people at the right time.

Jamie Sumner