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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019


Yesterday my little Ghostbuster and I were stuck inside because of the weather. The temperatures were high and the air was muggy and bug laden. Today we are supposed to top near 100, which for October in Northern Virginia is unseasonably high. I'm ready to put my shorts and sundresses away, but it seems that I have to sweat out another few days before autumn really arrives. 

While Timmy and I were busy catching ghosts, Robby worked for nearly six hours on his Algebra assignments. Algebra is not easy for him, and I am so proud of how hard he is trudging through the lessons. We finally found a tutor and her instruction has become a godsend for all of us!  

Last year was one of adjusting and trial and error. Robby and I were both experimenting and figuring out the best approach towards his cyberschool curriculum. Although the work is still challenging, this year has been considerably easier for both of us. I feel like we found our groove, and watching him take more responsibility for his classwork and assigments is empowering. 

I don't often reference Robby's cyberschool status, primarily because I am not interested in hearing the uninformed and uninvited opinions that always follow whenever I bring it up. I realize that cyberschool is not for everybody, but it is definitely working for Robby. He is highly social through his extensive extracurriculars and is thriving academically. Since he started his cyberschool program I have witnessed him grow academically while his confidence has soared.  

There is so much turmoil in this world. I really wish that we would spend more time working and supporting each other instead of casting judgment.

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