Thursday, August 20, 2009


Patagonia is having their summer sale, but it ends TODAY! I just ordered some great organic cotton tees, but they also have pants for great prices if you don't mind buying them, before trying them on. This is not a legit advertisement, and I am not getting paid to promote Patagonia, I promise! I just thought I would spread a little retail luck!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Being a Ballerina

In the past, I've talked about how I used to take ballet, but I've never mentioned how grateful I am that the studio never once hesitated to let me take classes because I have Cerebral Palsy.

Recently, I read this article, published three years ago that talks about a ballet class for girls with Cerebral Palsy and other conditions located in Queens, New York. This class was established by Joann Ferrara,a physical therapist, because ballet studios were refusing to let these girls with Cerebral Palsy join.

Learn more or sign up for classes at, Dancing Dreams, Ferrara's therapeutic non-profit dance studio here.

In 2007, Ferrara published a pre-school level book entitled Ballerina Dreams, which shares the story of five little girls, with Cerebral Palsy, pursuing their dreams of dancing Ballet. Find it here.

The original article, along with a short video, was published in the New York Times and can be found here.
The post featured on Parent Dish can be found here.

Friday, August 14, 2009

The Saga of Mr. Mistoffelees Look-alike

This little fellow will be joining my family as of the 31st of this month.
He currently resides in Brooklyn New York,
which is a 5 or 6 hour drive from my house.
Why are we adopting a kitten from so far away?
Answer: because either of fate or coincidence.
A telephone conversation with my uncle
about adopting cats.
During the telephone conversation,
my uncle gets an email
from his co-worker,
which explains that this kitten
was found outside his co-worker's apartment
and has lived in the apartment for two weeks.
He is very sweet and adorable, but
they can't keep him because they already have
three cats.

Possible names for him:
Eliot Brooklyn
Tucker (Tux) Eliot
Tux for short because he is a tuxedo cat.
I'm so excited and name suggestions would be much appreciated!