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Sexual Abuse of the Developmentally Disabled

The very disturbing problem of sexual abuse and sexual assault against developmentally disabled individuals was recently brought to my attention by National Public Radio (NPR). NPR did an episode of Morning Edition and All Things Considered on the subject which you can find on their website at For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With […]

Winter Walk Through Animal Adventure Park

Some of you may remember that last August, Rebekah and Rachel joined us for an amazing Visit to Animal Adventure Park! We were on a mission to feed April the Giraffe! All of us, including Bethany, thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent interacting with the animals there! (This post contains affiliate links.) So when Bethany […]

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Disappointment at the Carousel!

Bethany loves riding carousels so it’s pretty lucky that we live not too far from the “Carousel Capital of the World! The Binghamton area has earned this nickname because it is home to six beautiful antique carousels! These carousels were donated to the city by Geroge F. Johnson of the Endicot Johnson Shoe Company with […]

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7 Perfect Holiday Gifts Special Needs Moms Will Love

Have you been searching high and low to find the perfect gift for that hardworking and selfless special needs mom you love, all to no avail? Finding the perfect holiday gifts special needs moms will love can pose a challenge However, with little heartfelt searching, it can be done! *This post contains affiliate links I […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2017!

We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving Day filled with love and laughter! I know we sure did! This year we were joined by Rebekah, William, and Sophia the hamster and Josiah and Katy! Our festivities began on Wednesay night with Rebekah and Willam bringing Sophia the hamster for Bethany to visit with! The […]

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Bethany’s Surprise 19th Birthday Party

Bethany’s nineteenth birthday was fast approaching! My husband and I were wondering how in the world we’dd ever be able to top the excitement of last year’s birthday party with Barney. We wanted her nineteenth birthday to be just as fun and exciting as her eithteenth was. After much thought and deliberation, we finally decided […]