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"Priorities"

Posted by: Cristina Edmunds
Published on: December 13, 2017

Having a kid with multiple chronic health conditions has given me a whole new outlook on prioritizing. And I don’t mean the more obvious “putting your children’s needs before your own” kind of priority, I’m talking about the minuscule tasks and goals that need to be prioritized each and every day. 
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A Mother's Oath

Posted by: Maeghan Garcia
Published on: November 22, 2017

As mothers, we sometimes assume all responsibility for our children’s pain. We forget that it’s not only impossible to absorb or prevent all of their suffering, but it may also be detrimental to their well-being. Sure, we want to eliminate whatever stressors we can, but some obstacles will not be removable. And sometimes, just because a challenge can be avoided, doesn’t mean that it should be.
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El amor por los primeros hijos

Posted by: Paula Zelaya
Published on: November 15, 2017

Isa es mi primer amor, mi sueño de ser mamá hecho realidad; mi primera compañera de desvelos, de amamantadas con miedos y una pregunta constante cual es ¿Qué hago ahora con esta bebé? Con ella he aprendido a ser mejor persona y mejor mamá.  Es mi guía y maestra para entender que funciona, que no funciona y tal vez que puedo hacer diferente con sus hermanas Sabri y Mikis. Con ella he aprendido a superar miedos y obstáculos que me permiten estar más tranquila y segura cuando los vivo con mis otras dos chiquitas.
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“But, He doesn’t Look Disabled…”

Posted by: Cristina Edmunds
Published on: November 08, 2017

It’s the reason why I cringe as people walk past me after I’ve parked in the handicapped spot, the reason why I chose a bright blue hearing aid instead of one to match his hair, and the reason why I’d almost rather be using an adaptive stroller rather than an average one (though the cost of adaptive equipment will make you re-think that real quick). To the untrained eye, no, my son doesn’t look disabled/ handicapped/ abnormal, and I guess I am glad for that - although to say that is rather guilt-inducing because I don’t think that anyone with more obvious disabilities should be ashamed of that, either. 


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¡Celebrar la vida!

Posted by: Paula Zelaya
Published on: October 26, 2017

Mis hijas son lo mejor que me ha pasado en la vida y su vida hay que celebrarla. Porque además de eso, me encanta gozar, pasar rico y qué mejor oportunidad que juntar a los amigos y la familia para celebrar los “milestones” de los hijos.
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Balancing Life

Posted by: Anais Grullon
Published on: October 18, 2017

Blogger Anais Grullon discusses the daily struggles with balancing everything in life, in addition to being the best parent possible.
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From the Newsdesk

Meet Doctor John M. Peters - Pediatric Gastroenterologist
12/14/2017 — Dr. Peters is employed by Pediatric Specialists of America (PSA), the physician-led group practice of Miami Children’s Health System. He sees patients at the Nicklaus Children's Palm Beach Gardens Outpatient Center and is the PSA Northern Regional Chief, Section of Gastroenterology.
Spread Joy: Our Holiday Toy Drive
12/14/2017 — It's time to spread joy! Our 2017 Toy Drive is underway. Bring your new, unwrapped toys to Nicklaus Children's Hospital's Devonshire Apartments, now through Dec. 24. Toys will be distributed to our patients on Christmas morning. For more info visit mchf.org/spreadjoy.

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