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Mother and daughter in NICU

How to Help a New Special Needs Mama

I’ve been a special needs mama for five years now. As time goes on, I often think back to my first year of being a Mama. I think of all the things I wish people had said or done for me during that stressful first year. Here’s what I think every new Special Needs Mama needs […]

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Erin and her daughter, Livy.

Grey’s Anatomy Got it Wrong…

May 14 is a special day in our home- it’s the anniversary of our daughter’s spina bifida fetal surgery, which we lovingly call her “Miracle Day.” I was excited to share a little about our special day and had even started a blog post about it. Then last Thursday night I got several texts… ”Erin! […]

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nonprofit of the month

Old West Special Trails :: Our May Nonprofit of the Month

Memphis surpassed Salt Lake City this year to rank as the most generous metropolitan area in the United States, giving almost $6 of every $100 earned to philanthropy. With this in mind, the Memphis Moms Blog wants to feature a local Nonprofit every month. There are so many amazing organizations in our city dedicated to looking out […]

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best friends

Best Friends

In my family growing up, there were three girls and one boy (and he was the youngest; poor kid). My husband grew up with a twin brother. Watching my husband and his brother interact over the years made me realize how unique and special brother relationships are. I’d never seen two brothers like that. I […]

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Cooper is retarded

Cooper is “Retarded”

Yep, you read that correctly.  Since my seven-year-old son’s IQ is below 70, he would’ve been classified, at least until September of 2013 when the Social Security Administration officially got rid of the term, as mentally retarded.  Cooper is a sweet, strong, innocent, awesome, amazing, wonderful child. He loves to dance, sit outside in the […]

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