Author Archive | Megan

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EMBRACE THE UNEXPECTED

While I may not have years of parenting experience, I have learned more about myself and life in my four short months as a mom than I ever thought possible. Life lesson #1: Embrace the Unexpected I have always been a planner…almost to a fault.  Over the years, I have often caught myself forgetting to […]

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FAMILY PLANNING WITH GENETIC DIFFERENCES

FAMILY PLANNING WITH GENETIC DIFFERENCES

It was almost a year ago when I first shared my unexpected journey into motherhood. As was true of those first few months, my life as a special needs parent continues to be full of surprises. My future plan always included multiple children, all of which would be two years apart. Naturally, after celebrating our […]

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FINDING MY SPECIAL NEEDS FAMILY

It has officially been a year since my world was turned upside down – my daughter turned one this week! (AND we have survived the first year…a feat that hardly seemed possible as we viewed our new life from inside the walls of the NICU only 12 short months ago.) In my very first blog […]

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A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER’S DOCTOR(S)

  Dear Doctor, I never thought I would become “that” parent. As a School Psychologist, I have regularly encountered what is often perceived as the demanding, unrealistic, and difficult parents. I remember thinking to myself and voicing aloud to colleagues on multiple occasions,           “Do they think we aren’t capable of determining what is best […]

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REVELATIONS OF A PUMP-A-HOLIC

When my daughter was born early with a cleft lip and palate, I was told within those first couple weeks that she would most likely never be able to breastfeed. I was bound and determined to breastfeed my baby, so hearing this was especially traumatizing!  I wasn’t ready to give up on my dream of […]

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8 WAYS TO SUPPORT NICU FAMILIES

How can you show support for a family member or friend who has a baby in the NICU? Without having walked that path in life, you may find it difficult to fathom what the perfect gift is for a family with a new baby in the NICU. Well, my friends, I am here to help! […]

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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM: TALKING ABOUT MY SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD

Typically when I think of writing a blog article, I think about revealing some earth-shattering revelation, hilarious life experience, or super useful tidbits. Unfortunately, my blog this month will include none of the above.  Instead, you get to hear about one of my biggest challenges as a special needs parent, that I have yet to […]

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embrace the unexpected

Hi! I’m Megan and one of the newest QCMB writers.  A little bit about myself…as you can see by the picture above, we are a family of three (or four if you count our English Mastiff, Roxy, who truly thinks she is human and rules the house) and currently reside in Port Byron.  My husband, […]

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