These days there is an awareness day for just about everything. It is awesome, but very bittersweet for us. September 18th is Pitt Hopkins Awareness Day, and as much as I love our new extended family, I wish we were not a part of this day. The Bitter I try to keep things positive, but… Read More The Bittersweet Awareness Day
Logan is becoming quite the pro at sporting event appearances! This past weekend she was asked to be a part of the Durham Bulls game, which was being sponsored by UNC’s Children’s Research Institute. She was chosen to receive the game ball along with UNC’s new Chair of Pediatrics, Dr. Stephanie Davis. How cool is… Read More Hit Bull, Find Cure
We just got back from our annual beach trip birthday extravaganza! And, it was amazing. Since big parties are a bit too much for Logan we head to the beach instead (oh, I cannot express how much I LOVE this!). We are usually there for her actual birthday, but it fell on the week of… Read More My Little Sea Shells
In April we took the kids to Disney World, and guess what…we survived! We had been talking about going for a while, and decided to just do it. Those of you that plan a year in advance, I envy you. We had a small window to plan it, which I wrote about HERE. Yes,… Read More Disney…We Survived!
Earlier in the year we committed to doing something very brave for our crew (or any family!)…we told the kids we were headed to Disney World! Jack had been begging us to go back – we took him and Logan while I was pregnant with Wes, and we finally caved. He is such an awesome… Read More Disney…How to Plan Around Special Needs
Check this thing out! This is Logan’s new bike, and it’s not just any bike. This is an adaptive bike, geared and fitted just for her. It is the ultimate therapy tool with maximum fun all in one! We have our dear friend, Rob (that’s him up above), to thank for this. Rob was one… Read More Coolest Bike For the Coolest Kid!
Every year we fundraise for the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation’s largest and most successful event of the year…UPenn’s Million Dollar Bike Ride. UPenn will match ALL donations up to $50,000, which is HUGE for our families!!! Every year our amazing friends and family help us reach our personal goal, and we are especially excited this… Read More Logan is in Training For…
There is something bittersweet about being part of a day like today. I don’t think anyone ever wishes to be part of this community. If you are part of it, either you or someone you love is facing some undesirable circumstances. However, being a part of this day means that you have surrounded yourself with… Read More Rare Disease Day 2018
Last week we had the opportunity to head down to Atlanta, GA…with just Logan! A clinic specifically for Pitt Hopkins was organized by a fellow PTHS mom, and founder of the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation. It was fantastic. We had a little over a month to start planning…and stressing. We needed to bring all medical… Read More Logan Takes Us To Atlanta!
Baths. They’ve been my thing since as long as I can remember. I can go into detail here, but I’ll just get right to it. These days, with 3 crazy kids who don’t like to go to bed at a decent hour, finding time for my own spa experience is a challenge. Thankfully I have… Read More Clean Calendula Bath Bombs