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Farewell NYC, Howdy Texas

June 26, 2014 5 comments

Sometimes there’s so much to say that words will only mess it all up. But you know I’ll give it a go anyway.

I wish I could tell you that there was little heartache involved with our decision to move across the country (my husband certainly would!). Today Adam looked at me from the pullout sofa in our tiny, temporary Brooklyn apartment and said, “how many minute20140623_201619s until we go back to our home?” I paused, and said “well, we’ll be in our home in a few more sleeps, after we get to Texas.” He said,”No, I mean how many minutes until we go in our old home?” I said, very carefully to my most tempestuous child, “We aren’t going back, we’re going to living in Texas now.” He replied, “Until we go back to New York.” “We are not going back to New York.” The words struck me then. My God, we were leaving New York, probably for good, in just a matter of hours. Read more…

Adaptive Water Sports For Special Needs Kids

June 20, 2014 Leave a comment

August - September 2010 158Check out my latest article on Mommy Poppins, about the variety of amazing free and low cost water sport programs offered in and around NYC.

 

Central Park Challenge 2014 Highlights

June 8, 2014 Leave a comment

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Sincere thanks to all who supported and participated in our last Central Park Challenge!

5 years later – can The Foorce pull it off?

June 6, 2014 Leave a comment
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This is our team, 3 kids ago (I was equally pregnant in this photo as I will be tomorrow).                      Where does the time go?

Just when I thought we had missed out a year, I found it.  Now the question is, will we get a picture of our team (or at least part of it) on the YAI website for our fifth and final Central Park Challenge?

Tomorrow will be a fun, exciting, and incredibly bittersweet day for me. When I get settled in Houston you can count on me finding something to replace what has become an amazing, memorable and meaningful tradition in our family.

And I would be remiss not to mention that it is not quite too late to help us reach our final fundraising goal for a very worth cause. Click here to visit our team website!

Time’s Running Out! Last Chance To Support The Foorce

June 5, 2014 2 comments
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You’ll get a cute t-shirt! Medals are for kids only…

I thought this was pretty convincing. And especially this.  I’m running out of ideas, and time.

So, would you pretty please support us on Saturday as we participate in our last ever Central Park Challenge? We are now 75% of the way to our goal with only 2 days left to go and we need your help! To join us or donate to our team, go to this webpage. 

We are so grateful for every penny and every body dedicated to this worth cause!

 

Monday Minute: Memorial Day Thanks

May 26, 2014 Leave a comment

SSPX0202Me: So we’re going to Greenwood Cemetery for a Memorial Day concert.

James: Memorial Day is to celebrate soldiers and honor them for fighting in war.

Me: That’s right.

James: Not concerts.

Me: Well, we’re honoring the soldiers at the cemetery with some American music.

James: And they can have some of our picnic, right?

Me: Hmmm, well they could if they wanted – but I’m not sure we’ll see any soldiers today.

James: But you said we would give some of them our little American flags.

Me: I did…… well, those soldiers are the ones that died. We’re putting flags by tombstones.

James: What?! How did they die?

Me: Protecting our country in battle.

James: Can they hear the concert?

Me: I like to think so.

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Moms, especially special needs mothers, are often compared to soldiers. But today, let’s not forget who gave us the ability to be home caring for, laughing with, stressing out over, hugging, reading to, even yelling at our loved ones, while they leave theirs behind.

Thank you.

Special Needs-Friendly Amusement Parks Near NYC

May 23, 2014 4 comments

August - September 2010 117Check out my latest article on Mommy Poppins about amusement parks within a couple hours of NYC that have some great special needs accommodations! Read more…

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