Taking Advantage of Life

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This month’s theme at Audacity is “Taking Advantage”. I wasn’t sure what I had to say on the subject, so I kept putting off my article. Then, one day, I wrote a particular post on my blog based off the theme of “Life” for the website Mama Says Om. I …

First Vacation for Spina Bifida Mom Since Baby

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Ella is fast approaching her 4th birthday. She’s growing up. No longer can I pretend that she’s a toddler – she’s definitely a little girl. She’s more independent than ever and I have considerably less worries regarding the physical activity of taking care of her. Ella is able to help …

A Year In Review

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Wow! I can hardly believe it, but this article marks my one- year anniversary of writing for Audacity Magazine. And what a year it’s been! I took this opportunity to look back at some of the articles I’ve written here. I’ve covered a lot of ground, I’d say. I’ve discussed …

Diaper Freedom

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No more diapers No more mess No more struggles changing a pest! Okay, so my poetry skills leave much to be desired. But you get the idea, right? Yup, Ella is potty trained! Hooray! This “event” that I’ve been dreading for well over a year is now over. And pretty …

Just Ella Is Just Right

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I’ve recently joined an all-moms book club. The first book we reviewed was Snowflower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. It tells the story of a lifelong friendship between two Chinese women living in the early 19th Century. It’s a wonderful book – I really loved it. During our …

Alone with My Sweetie

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Somebody once asked me if I thought I could handle raising Ella if I had to do it all alone. My answer? Why, yes, I really think I can. But I’m really glad I don’t have to. We’ve had extended periods of time alone together. Whole days, in fact, from …

Love is in the Air

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Stores are lining their shelves with candy, teddy bears, and all that is pink and red. Elementary schools are planning parties, flowers are being ordered, restaurant reservations are being made, and jewelry carefully chosen. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. The world is buzzing about love and all of …