I firmly believe in taking stares and questions and turning them into a chance to educate others about disabilities and life with one. At least once a day in public I get a quizzical stare and
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It’s an unfortunate truth that most young adults have lousy eating habits. Their on-the-go lifestyles cause them to reach for sugary, over-processed foods more often than not. Instead of drinking milk or water, they rely on soft drinks. Instead of well-balanced meals, a trip through the fast food drive thru suffices.
My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.
Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever.
I am currently 8 months pregnant and have been reading a book on mindful childbirth to prepare myself for the big day. One of the concepts that the book’s author emphasizes is being mindful of the body through pregnancy and childbirth. You might be thinking how does this pertain to me, I’m not pregnant?
Everywhere you look you can find some remarkable or touching story regarding those individuals that struggle every day because of some type of a disability, disease, or addiction that has consumed their lives. The individual must be able to endure whatever obstacles are thrown at them, no matter how big or how hard it may be.
Divorce in the U.S. is very common. When there are children involved, it can get complicated. Child custody and visitation arrangements can be difficult and challenging. For individuals with disabilities, they may face additional challenges in these circumstances. A California mother and her parents are experiencing these challenges as they fight to prove in court that even severely disabled parents have the right to see their children.
Pregnant Women with Physical Disabilities: Almost an Invisible Population Making Research Nearly Impossible
Pregnancy in women with any sort of physical disability is unfortunately uncharted territory. The reason for this is first of all, the research sample is very limited. They have to be women of child bearing age and the research, outcome, and treatment will be highly dependent upon the type of physical disability that the woman presents with.
I am quite blessed to have a fairly large, close-knit family. On my dad’s side of the family, in particular, we are in another growing phase, a time when many of my cousins are having children. My one cousin is a part of that trend and has two young boys, one who is five-years-old (Matthew) and one who is ten-months-old (Andrew).