Category Archives: Inspiration

Marla’s Mentions: Born Just Right

  What an amazing non-profit run by two amazing ladies. A mother/daughter team Jen and Jordan.   Let me tell you a little about what their non-profit is about: Born Just Right’s mission is to build creative solutions that help kids with differences live a more enjoyable life. We believe giving kids design and STEM […]

Marla’s Mentions: The Garden Foundation

    The Garden Foundation was founded by Taylor Gardner out of the love for her sister Lindsey. After seeing a program who failed her sister, she created a place that individuals with disabilities can come and “bloom where they are planted”. Their vision is to enhance the lives of people with disabilities by providing […]

Marla’s Mentions: Runway of Dreams

The Runway of Dreams Foundation is a nonprofit that works toward a future of inclusion, acceptance, and opportunity in the fashion industry for people with disabilities. Founded on the basis that clothing is a basic human need, the Runway of Dreams Foundation develops, delivers and supports charitable initiatives to broaden the reach of adaptive clothing […]

Patient Leaders and Advocates are taking Instagram by Storm

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More than ever, Patient Leaders and Advocates are taking Instagram by storm and amplifying their voices through InstaStories, Hashtags and compelling photos to tell their stories and share their cause. I was proud to be a part of this panel of amazing advocates, to share how I use the platform to share how I use […]

Marla’s Mention: Reach Every Voice

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Reach Every Voice (@reacheveryvoice) is our next Marlas Mentions organization who are making a difference. Empowering individuals with complex communication needs. They provide a teaching service for individuals who do not speak or have unreliable speech. Through assisted typing strategies, we empower individuals to believe in their own abilities to communicate. If you are an individual, […]

Marla’s Mentions: Hallie Shermen, Speech Time Fun

So you know you have a great therapist when you watch her sharing all her tips and tricks with other therapists, so they can get the best from their students. Even as a parent I love watching Hallie Sherman from Speech Time Fun (@speechtimefun) whose energy and smile are so contagious. I would personally love […]

Let's Get Reacquainted

Hi, I’m Marla! Remember me? LOL! I know it has been a while…I have been busy, let’s just start there! 2017 was a whirlwind year of accomplishing great things, meeting amazing people and doing what I love – advocacy and inspiring others. 2017 in a quick minute: March 2017 – I was accepted to be […]

Reflecting Back on 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to reflect back to all the great things I was able to do, the amazing people I met and how I was able to inspire others.  I say “INSPIRE” because that was my word for 2017, and I feel really good that I […]

It's Here – 31 Days of Gratitude Journal for SpecialMoms

The 31 Days of Gratitude Journal is here! Journaling has truly become so popular. It really is a time for us to relax with a warm cup of tea or a cold glass of wine, and reflect on all the things we are grateful for in our life. Whether it be family, health, a new […]

Opening The Door To My Heart

I want to share with you something that came out of my yoga session today. Every Tuesday I join other mothers of special needs children for yoga and meditation. A time for us to share with each other without judgment. Today the session was around the “heart“. The yoga instructor lead us through this meditation: […]