Author Archives: Cheryl

Cheryl is a 30 year old mother of 2 living in Toronto, Ontario. Lauren is a rambunctious 4 year old and Jillian is a very active 2.5 year old. Jillian was diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy at 13 months old.

Dear Cerebral Palsy

Previously, I’ve written 2 letters on my own blog. One to Lauren and one to Jillian. I’ve decided that I have some things to say to Cerebral Palsy. Dear CP, Can I call you that? I just think we should be on a first name basis by now. You invaded my life when my youngest…

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Cell To Person: A Cerebral Palsy Symposium

I mentioned briefly last week that I had the opportunity to attend a cerebral palsy symposium at Holland Bloorview. To say that it was completely overwhelming with information would be an understatement! I thought I could give you all a readers digest version here. If you need/want to read the detailed post, please head over…

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Are you tired about Botox?

I know, I seem to be talking about Botox a lot lately. It’s been on my mind for a while! (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can check out THIS post and then THIS one). Jillian finally received Botox treatment last Wednesday. According to Cerebral Palsy Source: US researcher studied 250…

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Some Random Ramblings

Sometimes I have so much going on in this brain of mine that these are the posts I end up writing. I’m sorry. Or you’re welcome. Whether you like it or not, I suppose that those are 2 answers I could give you. After 3 months of fighting with our insurance company, Jillian is getting…

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When Human Kindness Goes A Long Way

I’ve always been a strong believer in being kind and generous to other people. Kinda like you get what you give (although, some people still feel the need to try to wreck my day, that’s neither here nor there). There are some things that earn you an automatic gold star in my book, and this…

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Some Funny Times Here

I’ve mentioned before how absolutely thrilled we are that Jillian’s language is ahead of her actual age. Although, I must keep reminding my husband that she IS still 2.5 and that she will still have temper tantrums. Just as she feels she needs to be ahead of the times (except walking, I mean geez, what…

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What happens when Mama needs a sick day?

Something I haven’t talked much about while posting here is my own somewhat recent diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in October of 2010. Obviously, ┬ámy body did not get the memo that I definitely do not have time for this. I have some pretty awesome and supportive friends (and family)…

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If Only I Knew Then, What I Know Now

Thankfully, my friend Christine came to the rescue with this post idea! Not only does Christine have a terminally ill step son, she also has an autistic daughter. Check out her awesome blog at the Cupcake Bandits (after this post, obviously!) Dear Cheryl: If I could tell you some things that I have learned in…

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Break on Through, To the Other Side

Lately, as much as I love this writing gig, I’m lost as to what to write about. I set about asking my wonderful facebook friends what they thought I should write about. Thankfully, 2 of my friends came to my rescue. (Do you have anything you’d like me to post about?! Let me know!) So,…

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My kid is in a wheelchair

I know, shocking right? If you’ve been here before or on my own blog, this will come as no surprise. I’m also a blogger (really, Cheryl. Way to state the obvious) and sometimes I get free products (or tickets) for events as compensation for writing about it. I got to take the girls to Toy…

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