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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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Good Deed Sunday

Have you ever been scrolling through Facebook and came across those heart touching…

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Turning Four

April brought rain and shine, but above all else, it brought Oliver’s fourth…

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All Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt

With Spring, comes good weather along with a brand new start to all the holiday celebrations! 

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Finding His, “Thing”

Everybody has it.

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A Better Way to Change

As Disabled Access day approaches, I would sure love to bring attention to our changing…

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A Good Deed

As we all know, with the new year comes the dreaded reset on insurance deductibles.

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A New Furry Pal

I remember early on, well after receiving Oliver’s diagnosis, looking in to…

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Fear of the F word

The flu. The scariest F-word to hit us this year. It has hit Texas and all over,…

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New Year, New Avenues

January has just come to a close, and the new year has brought new avenues already!

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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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