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Brittney Baumgartner

My name is Brittney, and I love to write about motherhood. All the way from runny noses to neurosurgeon appointments!

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A Recommended Procedure

Oliver is now three years old, and we have been blessed to only have follow up/ regular…

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Happy Birthday Oliver

April 11th, my little man Oliver celebrated his third birthday!

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If I Could Write a Letter to Me

If I could write a letter to myself, I would start with telling myself that it is…

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An Upgraded Easter

As some of you may remember, Oliver started playing sports for a local organization…

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Reaching New Heights

Literally. My little boy has begun his adventure in learning how to walk and has…

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Don’t Be Scared

He may look small, but his size does not set him back. He may look fragile, but his…

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Update! Update! Read All About It!

The monthly update on the Hinkley household does not bring much change, a little…

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Special Needs Parenting: New best friends

As many parents including myself have before, we’ve all shared how disheartening…

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Special Needs Parenting: Enjoying my boring life

It sure has been awhile since I have updated on our new family and Oliver. 

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No Limitations

With the New Year, comes new seasons and opportunities to play sports! We never knew…

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Finding New Friends Through Unexpected Avenues

Just recently, all while doing a 2am feeding for my youngest son Theodore, I was…

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Beauty: No Smudge Lip Stains!

You may have seen these lip stains trending on Facebook, as have I! 

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Food

Quick and Easy Beef Vegetable Soup

Although it has taken the weather longer than usual to cool down, we are finally…

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DIY “At Home” Teeth Whitener

With a wedding coming up in less than a month, you could say I had very little to…

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What’s in my bag?

As I promote my new title to 'Mommy of two', I also began my hunt for toddler…

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From Doctor Appointments to Date Nights

Here in the Hinkley household date nights may come few and far between, but when…

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Complete my look: In ten minutes or less!

Ever since we received Oliver's diagnosis, life has been a never ending show…

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Is Breast Really Best… for Everyone?

When you welcome your newborn into the world, you are also opening the door to advice…

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Due Date

As the last days being a family of four dwindle down in the Hinkley residence, you…

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Life Hacks

Life hacks can sure come in handy when working with our children's equipment.…

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The Learning Game

The first year of your child's life is always a learning game. Getting to know…

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The curiosity of a new wheelchair

Well ladies and gentlemen, we are officially into one month of owning Oliver's…

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The Guilt of a Second Child

He is a thriving yet rambunctious two year old! Aaron and I were never discouraged…

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Bringing Therapy Home

Many of us are familiar with therapy and services that may be offered for our children…

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Finding Comfort in Communities

Finding yourself a part of a new community can be exciting, nerve wrecking, and filled…

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Raising kids with special needs - the popularity contest

I have seen a rise in stories on the news regarding kids and teens with special needs…

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Special needs parenting - the daycare dilemma

In Oliver's first year of life, Aaron and I found it easy to put outings and…

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The ups and downs of the second pregnancy

When Aaron and I had announced that we were expecting another baby together after…

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Finally . . . A diagnosis to cross off our list

Good news for the Hinkley household... We can finally cross one diagnosis off our…

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Spina Bifida ‘Higher Risk’ doesn’t scare us!

Update, update, read all about it! 

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