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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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Am I Sharing Too Much?

You all may or may not have come across a few stories here and there, of families…

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Emotional Pets

I have seen a lot shared by families about finding a dog as a therapy or emotional…

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New Year, New Me?

We have all said it... With the New Year, comes new ideas, changes, hopes, beliefs. 

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Special Needs Parenting: Christmas Shenanigans

With Christmas approaching faster than I am ready for, it seems routine that I find…

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Special Needs Parents: Am I being swept under the rug?

After spending the weekend at Camp John Mark, in which they held a weekend camp for…

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Special Needs Families: A Weekend of Fun and Inclusion

This past weekend the Hinkley family took to the road for the annual Spina Bifida…

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November for the Hinkley Family

November comes with few and far between appointments for Oliver. 

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Trick or Treat in my Wheelchair

Oh boy! The excitement is in the air, and it has hit my household in full force. 

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Special Needs Mom: This is my story

Looking back at where I was three years ago, I would have never known the joy and…

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Raising Awareness: Spina Bifida

With each month, we all can find someone we know raising awareness for a different…

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Special Needs Families: He is 1 in 1000

On average, in the United States, spina bifida occurs in 0.4 per 1000 births. 

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A Recipe Much Needed

As we all settle into the new season, welcoming the new weather is brings, we all…

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Special Needs Families: Neuro, Urology and More

We have had another busy month, now that routine visits are being called for again.

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Special Needs Parents: The calling

As of recently, I have found myself in this silent rut.

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Special Needs Families: Tis the season

If you are like me, you are very very excited about the upcoming seasons and activities…

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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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