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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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We deserve more!

One of the many things I struggle with, is being a step-parent

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The Hinkley Team

Here we are, already in the month of September. Hard to believe, right?

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Special Needs Parenting: Appetite Problems

In our home, we really do try our best to feed our children the best and suggested.…

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Finally Back to School

Scream it from the top of the mountains in your bathrobe, because school is back…

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The Sideline Mom

We all may see it all too often... The struggling mom on the sideline

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Special Needs Parenting: A Plan for Inclusion

This month, one of my blogs really received feedback from families all around and…

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Fourth of July and the Fear of Loud Noises

The fourth of July always brings lots of excitement and joy here in the United States. 

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When his Disability is no Longer “Cute”

  Receiving Oliver’s diagnosis was beyond difficult.

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The Chosen One

We all have done it and have seen that Facebook can be one of the many places for…

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Summer for the Hinkleys

School has finally wrapped up for my oldest son, Aaden, who just graduated fourth…

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Just a Kid Watching Other Kids on YouTube

Yes, my three year old can master my iPhone and click open Youtube Kids to watch…

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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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