Posts in category "Parenting"

All things that glitter and are gold; Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month

With fall in the air my spirits start to soar.  I love the fall and all that comes with the mild weather.  Leaves crunching under my feet, campfires, jeans and sweatshirts, crisp, cool mornings warm my soul.  While September sparks my favorite season it also marks Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.  Two years ago I found... Read more »

Take a Bow

Take a Bow
I must preface this post.  In the past few months some of our dear friends have received devastating news.  I have been fighting survivors guilt of sorts; no matter how I feel or have felt, it in no way compares or diminishes their change of events.  We love you all and you know who you... Read more »

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!

Scoliosis Awareness 2013; Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago; Creating Everyday Miracles!
Guest Post Written by Chrissy Miller, Mom to Superhero Jackson, Cameron & Natalie   When you’ve gone through a traumatic experience, an illness or a life-changing event, it’s difficult to find peace in it and understand its magnitude or meaning. Sometimes, it take years to be able to look at the shadow with resolve, restitution... Read more »
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HELP! We need advice and fast! Dig in your granny's attic and share your healing knowledge.

As a new mom, I would roll my eyes when others would tell me how to parent my child.  As a old mom, I keep praying someone will tell me what to do.  I need all the nosey Nellies and Nancy’s to give me your two cents worth of wisdom.  Here is the scenario; we... Read more »

The Plague...bring it on!

They say God never gives you more than you can handle.  I can say we are definitely a sturdy stock.  First came Infantile Scoliosis,  3.5 years later the flood that started the rebuilding, 31 days in a hotel to return home to a half finished house.  The skin problems started about 2 weeks after we... Read more »

Dear Self...Lessons learned 3.5 years post diagnosis

With a steady influx of families new to this diagnosis, it takes you back to  the early days of uncertainty and shear terror at what lies ahead.  I have spent so much time looking forward that looking back is often too painful to face.  I remember the first few years as a constant roller coaster... Read more »
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When bad skin, happens to a good cast.

Jimmy Greenfield, our beloved leader at Chicago Now, posted today the statement, there are two kinds of bloggers, those who blog and blog consistently and those who don’t.  I am the latter as of late and don’t want to be this person.  I have let life get in the way of what I want to... Read more »

How many more sleeps? Even Infantile Scoliosis eventually grows up!

Casting a very aware 4 year old is vastly different from our experience casting an infant.  This morning the questioning once again started, “How many more sleeps until my cast off party?” I pull my phone from my pocket and answer, “ 14 more sleeps William.” He then goes through the process, “then you will cut... Read more »

When the waters come

I had all these grand plans for posts during the holidays.  I have in fact written a beautiful series in my head.  Life has a way of throwing you off kilter when you least expect it and mine came 35 days ago in the form of a flood.  December 5th started as normal as a... Read more »
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I wish you enough

I wish you enough
Sitting down to write the 100th post for Suck it, Scoliosis, it seems so appropriate to meet this milestone just a week after our 3 year anniversary, 1 week after returning home from an unbelievable weekend for my Lucky Cast Club sisters.  Humble is the primary word that comes to mind when I look back on our journey. ... Read more »