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finding the joy in pain

You Don’t Have to Cherish Every Moment

I read an article recently on the Swedish concept of kärt besvär. Kart means “dear or...

Jamie Sumner
help kids ease into time change

Four Ways to Help Kids Ease into the Time Change

It’s coming. Can you feel it – the hint of warmth in the breeze and the sheer volume of birdsong...

Jamie Sumner
Developmental Disabilities Awareness

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Beyond the Conversation

What Are Developmental Disabilities? Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions that come...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS
freebies make all the difference

Medical Equipment for Disabilities: The Freebies Make All the Difference

There were airplanes in primary colors on the walls of the developmental clinic. Red and yellow and...

Jamie Sumner

The Importance of Disabled Role Models

We Cannot Underestimate the Importance of Disabled Role Models for Our Kids I’m pretty good at...

Jamie Sumner
our bodies are memories

The Body is a Memory

When my son Charlie was born, the primary thing I noticed were his eyes. They were technicolor blue...

Jamie Sumner
Feeding Tube Awareness Week 2023

Happy Feeding Tube Awareness Week!

This Feb. 6-10, 2023, we’re celebrating the thirteenth annual Feeding Tube Awareness Week®...

Brooke Phillips, CWCMS

Is Inclusion Always the Right Choice?

Advocacy Doesn’t Have to Mean 100% Inclusion I want my son Charlie to be with his peers. I want...

Jamie Sumner
fortieth birthday

At Forty I Learned to Leave

For my fortieth birthday, I rode the Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica Pier. The sun setting over the...

Jamie Sumner

How to Raise Resilient Children

I’m Not Raising a Wilting Flower This pandemic has challenged every single one of us as humans....

Dr. Liz Matheis