Monday, August 13, 2012

I'm Not Here.

No really...

Today, I'm guest blogging over at Jake's Journey to be a Little Man:  Moving Forward in the World of Apraxia.  I'll be sharing our own apraxia journey and talking about our experience in Michigan at Summer SPEAK with Nancy Kaufman.  Part one is up today and part two will be posted on Thursday.  So, come on over to Tori Starling's wonderful blog - I'd love for you to "meet" one of my blogging heroes and one of the best mamas I "know."

Here's what Tori has to say about herself and her blog (Jake's Journey):

My name is Tori and I am a happily married, thirty-something, with three boys (ages 14, 8, and 3). Yes, my kids are all in drastically different phases of their life right now! I have worn many hats in my adult life, but currently I am a stay-at-home mom who is still baffled at just how busy this job keeps me. I am not starting this blog because I have extra time on my hands, I have started it because I feel an overwhelming responsibility to share all that I have learned on my journey with apraxia. Also, I have a Journalism degree and this is my way of putting it to some use.

Jake is the baby of our family and he got diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech in September of 2011, on his third birthday. Since he was born we have battled ear infections, eczema, asthma, food allergies, and now a speech disorder. I am not a SLP and I am not a MD, but I am a mother who started out innocent to all the worries that come with a child and now feel quite experienced in this job.

After two years of my vision being blurred by questions and confusion, things are finally becoming focused, and that is why I begin. This blog is my way of turning a negative into a positive, making lemonade out of lemons, seizing the moment, and taking advantage of the opportunity God has given me to learn so much about a topic I never thought would concern me.

My hope is to make life a little easier for any parent who has been faced with the challenges of raising a child with apraxia or food allergies. There’s a lot of information out there and I hope to bring the best to you!

Isn't she great?!  You love her already don't you?

Seriously though...why are you still here?

Get on over to Jakes Journey.  Go ahead.  Go!

Love ya!  Smooches!




  1. I will go there now! :-) Apraxia is hard, so hard. Believe it or not, there will come a day when it is NOT the biggest worry on your mind (but, it will always be there in a way that I can't explain). With the follow-up, love and therapy I know that you are providing, you'll get there.

    1. Thanks Susan! You've been such a help and inspiration!

  2. Thanks so much the shout out Jenny! You know that I think that you are a rock star mama too. Can't imagine doing all of this with a baby & of course looking fab in the process. It's amazing the strength, courage, and determination that some mothers are given to persevere through the difficult times. Keep up the good work and you really inspired me to find a way to see Nancy Kaufman, at least for a 4 day intensive over the next few months. Thanks again for giving me such great site content this week & for giving me the "week off." :)

    1. ;) You won't regret it! Tell Nancy we say "hi!" So thankful for your blog and a place to share our experience :)


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