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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.

Friday, July 17, 2020


I just realized that yesterday's blog failed to post. My apologies. I am really off my tech game this week.  Hopefully the weekend will allow me to recenter and refocus. 

Traveling always leaves me feeling discombobulated. The feelings are even more intense after a long trip to Ohio. Between the ordeal of traveling and being away from my comfort zone, it takes me a few days for me to regain my footing after we return.  

Yesterday was precisely what my soul needed to recenter. I worked through the morning and spent the afternoon in the pool with Timmy. Our pool may be little and made of plastic, but it is a summer utopia for my little fishy. He spends hours splashing and playing. He loves nothing more than when I agree to hop into the pool with him.  

Today will be hot (again), so I suspect that I will again be in our little pool. I'm lobbying Scott to get a larger, semi-permanent pool installed. I'm looking at a 16 foot by 48 inch above ground set-up, which is large enough for us all to enjoy. Wish me luck with my convincing!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Finally Home

My apologize for not posting a blog yesterday. We woke up early and finished packing the car. By 7:30 we had the car packed, posed for all of the appropriate photos and said good-bye.  With an 8 hour drive ahead of us, we wanted to get an early start so that we were home with enough time for the boys to play and burn some energy.  

The drive home was long but relatively uneventful. The boys were more irritable on the way home than they were on the drive to Ohio, but I think everybody was fatigued and frazzled. Considering the situation and the length of the drive, they did a fantastic job!

As soon as we arrived home we unpacked the van and returned it to the rental location. I was sad to say goodbye to the minivan, but I suspect that we will become van parents soon. Scott and I both fell in love with the minivan way of life and the boys were happy to be spread out a little more than they are in the SUV. 

Today I'm catching up on work and laundry. Even though I'll be busy playing catch-up, I'm glad to be home.

Monday, July 13, 2020


Despite being in Ohio, our social distancing protocols have remained in place. We arrived Thursday evening and, although it has been difficult to resist the urge to explore, we have stayed in place. Scott and the boys have been able to spend a lot of quality time with Grandma, quietly playing in both her house and her yard. It is odd not visiting our usual places but with the Covid numbers soaring, I know that we have made the right decision.  

Tomorrow we are heading home, so today we will be packing up and getting ready. I'm not looking forward to the long drive, but I will be happy to be home. If we are going to shelter in place, there is no place like home!