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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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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 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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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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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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First wheelchair equals independence for my child with special needs

The inevitable has now hit the Hinkley residence. We have officially begun the procedure…

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Raising kids with special needs: Fighting the battle

As a parent to a cute, loving little boy with special needs I understand all the…

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A Month of Special Needs Parenting

If you have kept up with our blogs about Oliver, than you know what a busy month…

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When Social Media Becomes Too Much… - Raising a child with a Disability

Before social media, we usually called, sent a text, letter or even an email to the…

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Thank You for Seeing My Son for Him

When Oliver was diagnosed with spina bifida, Aaron and I knew that we would soon…

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Thank You For Being the Best Big Brother - Raising Children with Disabilities

From the day I met you, I knew you had an enormous amount of strength. You introduced…

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“Did You Take Your Folic Acid?” - Raising Children with Special Needs

Let me ask you, when you received your child's diagnosis, did you go beyond that?

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To My Superhero for Father’s Day

To my Superhero: You may not wear a cape or really, really cool masks, but you fly…

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“I’m Not Scared of Having Another Child with Spina Bifida”

The unavoidable question that is asked, sometimes even months after you just gave…

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Solving the back-to-work dilemma

When we received Oliver's diagnosis, I had no idea that I was also receiving…

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Here’s my secret weapon for surviving long hospital visits…

Oliver has had countless tests throughout his life so far. For every test, we always…

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