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Sneak Peek

Los Angeles, California
A Single Mom raising a special child and trying my best to balance real life with "what ifs". My life is full and often pretty crazy dealing with a Special Needs child and all that comes along with it, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Austin was born in Nov 2007 at 36 weeks. He was... Full Bio
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Does Anyone Ever Want Bad News? by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health You know how people always try to deliver good news with the bad news so that it -- I dunno, softens the blow or something. Whenever someone says, I have good news and bad ... Read on »
Wishing... by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We are watching Pinocchio this morning. Which has me sitting here thinking, How nice would it be if it were really that easy? You wish upon a star and someone appears to mag ... Read on »
Just Sayin' Saturday: Have A Heart, Help Andrea! by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health "It is in your weakest moments that you find your true strength" - Unknown Today's quote comes from Andrea Clegg , as she waits for the perfect ... Read on »
Places to Peek This Week by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In a bit of Austin related news, we have an with the Plastic surgeon tomorrow (yes, Saturday) to get the final sign-off and hopefully a date for his Jaw distraction surgery ... Read on »
Inchstone: Sitting Alone by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health This is what happened the first time Austin sat up on his own in his crib. Two years ago today! Those are bendy bumpers from the hospital. He still s ... Read on »
Lovable Labels BlogHer' 10 Getaway Contest by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Lovable Labels wants to know, 'Can one person make a difference?' My short answer is YES. {At least I hope so.} I have been blogging in the Special Needs com ... Read on »
Just Sayin' Saturday: We Are Changing The World by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead This ... Read on »
Places to Peek This Week by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health It never fails by the end of the week I have lots of little things I want to tell you. So here goes. *** First things first, I want to make sure ... Read on »
We Are Not A Zoo Exhibit, Move On! by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health A few months ago there was a Twitter storm about a mother breastfeeding in public in a certain LA store. An apparent unauthorized rep from the store went on Twitter and said ... Read on »
Flash On, Flash Off... by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Before we headed outside to enjoy the finale to Matthew's birthday (our annual firework show extravaganza) I unveiled these really awesome glow sticks that I picked up at a ... Read on »
Good Morning, You're Fired! by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I feel that I MUST preface this by saying that I do appreciate the awesome job that our two current day shift nurses do. That said, boy oh boy has this past week been a dooz ... Read on »
Happy Birthday America (& Matthew)! by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Today we will be enjoying our family, delicious BBQ, and some fireworks. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday weekend. America is not the only one c ... Read on »
Just Sayin' Saturday: She-roes by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, ... Read on »
Places to Peek This Week by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health We've had one crazy week, remind me to tell you about it some time. However, in between the crazy appointments and nursing issues {yes, again} I was writing...it just wasn't ... Read on »
Naptime? What's That? by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Lately we have been fighting a battle of wills when it comes to naptime. On most occasions we (the Nurses and I) win about 75% of the time...which isn't bad. But I can ... Read on »
Join FDA Hearing On Rare Disease by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health I received an update today that I felt was important to share with any rare disease enthusiasts, parents or healthcare providers interested in following our fight. You ... Read on »
WWW = Wonderful Women & Wine by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Every once in a while I get a chance to let my hair down and when I do I go all out! This past week I threw a little wine party for a few local bloggers and friends (at the ... Read on »
Welcome to Just Sayin' Saturday by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health You never know how strong you are, until being strong is your only choice ~ Unknown This is something I have learned the hard way. And it is so very true. The key wo ... Read on »
What In The Heck Is She Talking About Now? by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health In order to demystify my world a little bit I am about to crack the code let you in on some FAQ. I realize Special Needs (SN) parents speak and write in our own lingo . ... Read on »
Save The Drama For Your Mama! by Sneak Peek Posted in: Blog Posts in Children's Health Austin has a flair for being a tad dramatic. {He doesn't get that from me! *cough*} So last week when I heard the screams coming from his room I did not jump from my seat un ... Read on »