UN Disability Treaty Convention fails in the Senate~one mom’s reaction

UN Disability Treaty Convention fails in the Senate~one mom’s reaction

If you follow this blog, then you followed our adventure as I took my son to Harrisburg to lobby for special education funding reform. Our bill failed to pass. Why? Politics. Our elected legislators let politics get in the way. That bill had UNANIMOUS SUPPORT and it ended up failing. Yesterday we were all calling…

Our day in Harrisburg lobbying for SB 1115~Special Education Funding Reform

Our day in Harrisburg lobbying for SB 1115~Special Education Funding Reform

Yesterday was such an exciting day for me and Kevin. We were invited to join the Education Law Center and Arc of PA in Harrisburg for a day of special education lobbying. Specifically, we were there to help lobby for Senate Bill 1115. This will just be photos and a recap of our day’s activities….

{BlogHer 2012} Social Good, Swag, Celebrity Haters & my mid-life crisis confirmed

{BlogHer 2012} Social Good, Swag, Celebrity Haters & my mid-life crisis confirmed

Bear with me, I’m going to do a recap of my day at BlogHer, and I’ll try to be brief but want to put it all in one post. First, a bit of background. Earlier this summer, I turned 42. I think it triggered a mild mid-life crisis. Luckily, I haven’t purchased a sports car…

Anxiety & Depression disorders: lessons learned from Jersey Shore (no, seriously!)

Anxiety & Depression disorders: lessons learned from Jersey Shore (no, seriously!)

Do you watch Jersey Shore? I do, it’s one of my guilty pleasures and I don’t believe there’s an episode I haven’t seen. I usually watch them online when I can get to them. Friday night, I was laying in bed watching Thursday night’s episode. The short version of the episode is that in addition…

Have I reached acceptance, or am I settling?

Have I reached acceptance, or am I settling?

That is one of my favorite quotes ever, from Randy Pausch. If you haven’t watched his “Last Lecture” I highly recommend you set aside an hour in your life and do so. You won’t regret it. Tomorrow is the anniversary of our D-Day. Diagnosis day. I won’t bore you with a long diatribe about how ours came…