When I realized that my readers are people too

In the beginning of this journey, the blogging journey that is, I spent countless hours trying to establish if I was successful and then what made me successful. I still don’t know the answer the only thing I can I know is people are staying on my site for two minutes or more now.  the one thing I did note when I started this journey was that I would be one in a very small niche.  There are few bloggers who write about their lives with cerebral palsy, often it’s the parents or caregivers doing the blogging.  Continue reading

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Three things I have learned living with spasticity

Muscles and other structures of wrist and palm

Muscles and other structures of wrist and palm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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disabled parenting

I can’t help but share this article - it is being posted on my facebook Continue reading

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moro reflex and startle reflex finding understanding

Moro reflex

Moro reflex (Photo credit: kungfujen Via Flickr)

This post comes out of a recent comment I received:”Have your issues with (startle reflex) remained pretty steady, or do you notice fluctuations?” I thought that my answer would probably be too in depth to simply call for a response. I would first like to explain something before I actually answer the question. It is my understanding that the technical term for the above mentioned startle reflex is actually moro reflex, I use both terms interchangeably on this blog. Continue reading

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story helps create understanding for people

As people we have one thing in common, we all have a story. In looking for inspiration for tonight’s post I typed thought-provoking questions into Google. And I am intrigued by a few of them. Not so much by the questions themselves but the brainstorming that came from them. I think why I am so passionate about this blog is not just because it offers others insights into a world of life with cerebral palsy. I am a lover of story, that being said I don’t overly enjoy reading. Up until grade 10 my mother read to me nightly and I still to this day make a habit of downloading both audio and eBooks’ from the library. Some of the fondest memories are the stories my grandmothers would share with me as a child. This love of learning about human-kind showed itself again when I was a volunteer and a co-op student in high school. As a co-op student I spent four out of five afternoons a week at a nursing home where I also happened to volunteer one evening a week. As a student, I was charged with the task of getting to know each resident’s background and enter it into the computer it was there later added to their personal record at the nursing home. In doing this it gave the very busy staff a chance to get to know the residence on a deeper level then often the time that they had would otherwise allow. People are fascinating to me and the people I have “met” through writing this blog are no exception to that! Continue reading

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hard drive backups learn from this story

Toshiba 1 TB 2.5" External USB Hard Disk ...

Toshiba 1 TB 2.5" External USB Hard Disk Drive (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember how I was talking about the hard drive I bought? Usually, I have this idea of what meaningful posts are to you all and tonight I will admit that I am not satisfied with my own work – as I sit here typing this post it is past my self-made nightly deadline.  But, I wanted to tell you all a story. Continue reading

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Desktop cleanup can someone teach me how

Sorry I missed yesterday’s post I am on a mission to feel less cluttered. Today I am cleaning up my desktop, well trying to that is. Yesterday my roommate and I started organizing our massive DVD collection. Currently as I type this I am just about to start to use the portable hard drive that has been sitting on my shelf untouched since I bought it the week before Easter. Continue reading

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swimming saves lives

Synchronized swimmers perform a vertical postition. (April 2009) (Photo credit: Migz Photography Via Wikipedia)

When I started synchronized swimming I could not stand on my own let alone swim but they took me anyway. I’ve always loved water, and thus swimming seemed like the ideal thing but as I said cerebral palsy made the whole swimming thing a challenge. Continue reading

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A Recipe for Social Inclusion

Being a teenage girl with cerebral palsy made life interesting. Most teenage girls live life out working or partying depending on personality. Life with spastic quadriplegia: the type of cerebral palsy that I have, made my social life different from my peers. Spastic quadriplegia simply means that the cerebral palsy I have impacts all of my limbs. There are different types of cerebral palsy and spastic quadriplegia is clearly the one I am most comfortable writing about. Continue reading

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How can we all help?

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