Parenting & Family

“I’M MAINE TOO” : YOUNG, DISABLED WOMAN FIGHTS FOR HER BENEFITS AND HER LIFE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   BRIDGTON, MAINE—“I’M MAINE TOO” : YOUNG, DISABLED WOMAN FIGHTS FOR HER BENEFITS AND HER LIFE On June 1, 2018 Raegan Storck, age 18, was to begin receiving crucial, life supporting home and community benefits. Hours before her services began, the Maine’s DHHS pulled the plug citing ...

Thank You For Dying, Jess

Thank You For Dying, Jess By KC James Recently I was invited to attend a business networking event. Since I have been trying to work out of my accounting career I was going to decline. However, a chapter I submitted for the new book “When Heaven Touches Earth” had been ...

Peace, Love & S’mores Event set for August 12, 2017

PEACE, LOVE & S’MORES!!!! 6th Annual S’more Social and Holistic Fair to benefit families with special needs to be held on August 12, 2017. Final preparations are underway for the S’more Social, a one-day benefit event bringing together artists, authors, holistic healers and other professionals in the field of mind-body-spirit ...

How to Stay Positive Online?: Beware the Social Meme

Social media is tool or in some cases a weapon to manipulate a reaction from people to support social policy. A quite effective tool at that. The most effective and caustic weapon on social media is the meme. The definition for most people is that a meme is an internet ...

An Uncommon Joy: A day in the life of a special needs parent

It begins first thing in the morning, you hear your child call out. This isn’t a normal yell; it’s a guttural croak, yelp or groan. Your eyes snap open with a start. It’s not like you were in a very deep sleep, anyway. You hurriedly make your way to your ...

Caregiver Diaries: For the Love of Sev

I met Nanett Prausa in 1999 when our boys were babies and we were both part of an email listserv for parents of children with microcephaly. Through that forum we could talk to other parents on a daily basis about feeding problems, seizure treatment, growth and vision issues. It was ...

Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

New dietary guidelines say it’s ok to feed your infant small amounts of peanuts in order to prevent a serious allergy later in life. The new guidelines from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), provide information for how to introduce peanut-containing food for high, moderate and high-risk ...

Logic, Love & Enlightenment: Navigating decision making with spirit in mind

Logic, Love & Enlightenment: Navigating decision making with spirit in mind By Dr. Christie Melonson Decision making can be elusive, especially when we face challenges or forks in the road of life. Technology can also bombard us with images of what life should look like and how we should think, behave, ...

Seeing Eye to Eye by Kristi Borst

Have you ever been outdoors with a friend and tried to show them something in the distance? You may have pointed … verbalized land marks near the object … even physically attempted to move that person to the exact space in which you were standing, to align their eyes as ...

Relatively Speaking: Who am I?

WHO AM I? There was a special tree my friends and I would climb when I was about eight years old. Its lowest branches grew out of its trunk about four feet off the ground and proceeded to extend horizontally for about eight feet before rising up. The branches were ...