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Special Needs

Miracles From Heaven: The Inside Scoop on this Amazing True Story

Mile High Mamas recently interviewed the stars and filmmakers of Columbia Picture’s latest release, Miracles from Heaven. Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah shine in this bold, unapologetic true story of a documented medical miracle. The movie is based on mom-of-three Christy Beam’s best-selling book about her daughter Annabel’s highly rare medical disorder, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction. […]

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We love Ellen's surprise for this deaf mom

Deaf mother of two Sarah had received her first hearing device just eight days before she sat down to talk to Ellen. Born with DNA that caused her hairs in the middle ears to keep from forming, Sarah was thrilled to finally be able to hear everything from her children’s voices to birds to her husband’s […]

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A Scary Diagnosis: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

We all have a yearning and desire to take care of the ones we love, especially the young, vulnerable and defenseless. Yet, there are many times when fate steps in and destiny is out of our control. For me, this was one of those times. My 6-year-old brother Simon was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. […]

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Where To Turn After a Poor Parent-Teacher Conference

It’s that time of year…. Parent-Teacher Conferences. Some parents love hearing about their child’s successes, but some parents don’t have that experience. Instead they receive a troubling report. If you’re reading this, you probably sat in the tiny chair in front of your child’s teacher and absorbed the classroom your child occupies five days a […]

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Sesame Street introduces new character with autism

Sesame Street has a new kid on the block. Her name is Julia and she has orange hair, green eyes and autism.  On Wednesday, “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children” was launched online, and Julia is just part of that educational and awareness initiative. “Children with autism are five times more likely to get […]

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5 Things Parents Can Learn from the Movie Inside Out

My family (Tween Son, Teen Daughter, Father, Mother) attended a pre-screening last week for Disney Pixar’s new film, Inside Out, in theaters now. (Disclosure: we were guests at the theater.) Each of us loved the movie, for different reasons. Son liked it for the cartoon-y feel, bright colors, and fast pace. Daughter liked it for […]

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Living with Tourettes: My Son's Surprising Diagnosis

Six months back, a friend asked my husband and me if we thought our son “Dude” might have Tourettes Syndrome.  I reacted like someone had just stabbed me in the gut.  What an extreme evaluation of my kid.  He didn’t have THAT.  Only people who scream and swear have Tourettes.  He just had minor ticks. […]

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