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Blog Round-Up

We try to give you interesting, informative, fun content each week from our supporters and participants. However, we know there’s a lot going on in the disability world outside the state of Missouri as well as outside of Special Olympics. So, this week, we’re rounding up a few of our favorite blogs. You may have seen some of them before, but hopefully you’ll find one or two new sites to add to your reader.

Enjoying the Small Things – Kelle Hampton
Enjoying the Small Things began in 2007, shortly after my first daughter Lainey was born, as a way to combine my writing and photography hobbies.  It since has evolved to much more, providing not only an outlet for creativity (without which, I’d go nuts), but a home for the gratitude I feel for all of my inspirations, and most importantly, the moments we share as a family. 

January 2010, we welcomed our second girl, Nella Cordelia, and were stunned to learn, upon her delivery, that she had Down syndrome.  My world was rocked to the core, and I was sure life as I knew it was over. How wrong I was.  Between the outpouring of love and support we received, some hardcore life analysis and therapeutic insights I made on this blog through it all, I have arrived at the very beautiful place of Life is hard.  But it’s also amazing, and I will rock the hell out of it.

Love That Max – Ellen Seidman
A blog about kids with special needs who kick butt. I launched Love That Max in October 2008 as an inspirational, informational, occasionally irreverent blog. A longtime magazine editor, I am very adept at grasping pencils. Also, I’ve held senior positions at Redbook, Good Housekeeping, SELF, Child, Teen People and Glamour, where I spent eight years as deputy editor and helped relaunch Max, Ellen’s son, has cerebral palsy.

Noah’s Dad – Rick Smith
Our world was forever changed when our son, Noah, surprised us by being born with Down syndrome; shortly after we started this blog. We are doing something really unique by telling the story of our son’s life via one-minute, daily videos. We believe that he has a story worth sharing, and we hope you’ll help us share his story; the story that all children (regardless of a disability) are so worth loving.

Anybody Want a Peanut? – Jennie
Anybody Want A Peanut? is a portrait of my life raising a preschooler on the autism spectrum. I write about day to day challenges, navigating early intervention and the school system, and all of the feelings, from the heartbreaking to the hilarious, that go along with it.

Special Olympics Project UNIFY
The Special Olympics Project UNIFY blog is a place where youth leaders with and without intellectual disabilities will share their experiences as they advocate for inclusion, respect and acceptance in schools across the United States.

There are tons more out there. Leave a comment with your favorite special needs blog!