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Hanging Around

Contest Photo by: alexmomdula
Springfield, MO
Category: New Moves

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In November 2011, I left my job for good to become a stay at home mom. Both of my kids have special needs and it made sense to be available 100%. My daughter, 5, has cerebral palsy & my son, 8, has epilepsy. Each time we got a diagnosis, I wanted to hide under the covers & have self-pity for the hand we were dealt, but the kids turned me around. They live every day for the moment. Now we all do. My daughter is now active in swimming and my son is literally hanging around. Outdoors here we come.
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