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Mikelle and I feel compelled to write about life with a disability, not just the challenges but the opportunities, the friendships, the innovations, and the brilliance of our communities in action as we share our everyday life living with a disability. With a little more information, motivation, we hope to share how our life is shining beautiful and maybe help you to shine beautiful, too.

Ninja Warrior Parenting…Can we go overboard?

As families with special needs, we develop almost ninja-like warrior skills in fighting for our kids. We are strong, even when we feel weak. We …

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Sometimes Love is Letting Go

DisAbility sends a family racing towards a destiny no one is ever prepared to have.  Our lives cross over the line of “normal” into the …

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Love is Like a Box of Chocolates, Right?

“Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”- Forrest Gump     Valentine’s Day and chocolates …

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New Year Brings Big Changes and Sweet Memories

Brilliant oranges and golds break the gray morning sky, I settle down onto the well worn beige couch. I am waiting, like most mornings, for …

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What will this New Year Bring?

Mikelle, Taylor and I boxed up the last of the holiday decorations and sighed. Another year has passed, a somewhat challenging year at that. What …

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The Christmas Gift is You!

Soe Are you the gift under the tree? Imagine a small dollhouse on a post next to a big pine tree in a suburban front …

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Saying ‘Bye to One of Our Own

By Taylor Mason and Katherine Carol As the weather begins to turn wintry and the days grow shorter and darker, we prepare for the changing …

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Thanksgiving…a tribute to Veterans and Heros

November, the month before Christmas, is affectionately known as Movember where a guy can sport a mustachioed look and feel confident about it. November is …

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Wonder Wheels. Hello, Beautiful.

Wonder wheels mean accessible transportation to Mikelle.  One becomes attached to an aging minivan for the vehicle equates to freedom. For the last seven years,  “Silver Bullet” represented …

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Mikelle, Massage and Martie

By Taylor Mason and Katherine Carol Three times a week, Taylor receives this message. “Where are we meeting today?” “Cheeseman?” “How about Starbucks on  Colfax?” …

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Who is the Hero in Your Story? Part Three in Our Storytelling Series

While each of us has a story, as a young mom of a child who experiences cerebral palsy, I knew my story was different than …

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Nightmares of Plumbing

Nightmares of Plumbing A guest blog for the Shining Beautiful Series by Taylor Mason. It has been two weeks. Two weeks since the ceiling of …

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