What is a Yellow Pumpkin?

You see them everywhere: in stores, on porches, in person and on Instagram but do you know why we carve jack-o’-lanterns? Traditions come from history and pumpkin carving has some deep roots. Decorating and carving pumpkins started in Ireland where other types of root vegetables like turnips and potatoes were used by people to decorate.Continue reading “What is a Yellow Pumpkin?”

SCI Awareness

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is when a traumatic event, disease, or virus damages the cells within the spinal cord and affects the nerves that relay signals back and forth from the brain and the body, resulting in the loss of normal function. September was designated as National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month byContinue reading “SCI Awareness”

Moving as You Age: What to Keep in Mind

Research and planning are the keys to success in many areas of life. Although you can’t factor in unexpected circumstances, planning helps you have an idea of what you want, and it gives you direction as you are moving towards your goal. You’re getting ready for retirement and are looking for your next house. MaybeContinue reading “Moving as You Age: What to Keep in Mind”

Adaptive Halloween Costumes

While it’s undeniable that COVID-19 has changed our landscape and upcoming holiday experiences, there are still ways to have fun and be festive while practicing safe social distancing during this time. One of those ways is to dress up for Halloween! There are a few great options for adaptive Halloween costumes from retailers that rangeContinue reading “Adaptive Halloween Costumes”

Inclusive Activities to Plan This Fall

There are many fun traditions and activities associated with the fall season, from drinking the famous pumpkin spice latte to watching the homecoming game at your local school. Seasonal activities usually begin in September and run throughout October and the beginning of November. Some farms offer accessible options for their fall events. Although these optionsContinue reading “Inclusive Activities to Plan This Fall”

Grandparenting with Limited Mobility

My grandparents were in their 30s when they had my parents. My parents were also in their 30s when they had me. By the time I was old enough to walk and talk, my grandparents were already older. At the time, all my grandparents were still mobile, but as the years went on, I couldContinue reading “Grandparenting with Limited Mobility”

Back to School in COVID-19

It’s that time of year when books stores, clothing stores and shoe stores are buzzing with parents and children preparing for school. Whether returning to traditional school or a sprawling college campus, the COVID-19 culture has forever changed how we look at and shop for school. As we await inoculation, wearing masks, social distancing andContinue reading “Back to School in COVID-19”

Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day, has both a rich history and special meaning. This holiday marks the anniversary of when Texas learned that President Lincoln had declared slavery illegal. It was the final state to hear the news on June 19, 1865, hence the name “Juneteenth” today.Continue reading “Juneteenth”

Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19

Six weeks after shutting down the state of Georgia, we are officially work-at-home, distance learning, remote student teachers and expert indoor activity enthusiasts. We’ve ordered all things online – from groceries to furniture and everything in between. After the children are safely in bed, we wear masks to pick up our mail (with gloves on)Continue reading “Life in a Wheelchair During COVID-19”