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Register Today for STAR Inc's 14th Annual Walk, Run and Roll on Sunday, May 5th!

Register Today for STAR Inc's 14th Annual Walk, Run and Roll on Sunday, May 5th!

Area 5k runners and walkers are lacing up for the 14th Annual STAR 5k Run, Walk & Roll on Sunday, May 5 at Sherwood Island State Park. Runners and Walkers can register online at www.starct.org. The event includes a Family Fun Day celebration and fundraiser to benefit local individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities!

Migraine 101 from Dr. Kate Mullin!

Migraine 101 from Dr. Kate Mullin!

Dr. Kate Mullin is the Medical Director of Clinical Research at the New England Institute for Neurology and Headache (NEINH), headquartered in Stamford, CT. She recently shared with us the latest, greatest treatment options for migraine suffers.
“It is an exciting time to be a headache doctor. The last few years there has been a boom in headache medications, procedures and devices,” says Dr. Mullin. With 30 million people being affected by migraines, she says “it’s about time pharmaceutical and technology companies started taking this population seriously.” Here’s what Dr. Mullin suggest any migraine sufferer should be considering:

Special Needs Spotlight – Meet Parker!

Special Needs Spotlight – Meet Parker!

Meet Parker! She was born 3 years ago with a very rare (and only recently diagnosed) genetic condition called HIST1H1E Syndrome. Since the day she was born, Parker’s family has embraced this strong, smiley, happy girl and adjusted to their “new normal.” Parker’s mom, Kimberly, shares the importance of mourning the loss of not having a “typical” child, and then embracing the incredible and often unexpected joy this child can provide on a daily basis. Kim has an incredible support system with friends and family and of course sun reflexology is always a nice escape (even if only for 20 minutes). Kim has learned from her amazing little girl that no matter what life throws you, to never, ever give up! Kim is a Financial Advisor at UBS and since Parker’s birth she has turned her focus to helping families think through and prepare for the financial implications of their lives with a child with special needs. She has also recently launched a foundation called the Parker Avery Initiative to fund research for children with this same syndrome since so much is still so unknown. For anyone who knows Kim, she is kind, open, a go-getter and a true inspiration.

Simplify Spring Break Travel with a Professional Car Service

Simplify Spring Break Travel with a Professional Car Service

Rudy’s luxurious transportation services are perfect for all your family vacation travel needs. Rudy’s car service will help you get to any tri-state area airports or your exact destination. Their top-of-the-line vehicles are equipped with carseats by request and their professional chauffeurs make them the smart choice for your family! Spring break and Summer vacations are coming up, book today. Mention Local Moms for 10% off your first ride!

Special Needs Spotlight – Meet Theo!

Special Needs Spotlight – Meet Theo!

On Autism Awareness Day, we would like to celebrate another amazing child with special needs in our community – and the family who supports and loves him. Meet Theo – an amazing 9 year old boy on the Autism Spectrum. As his mom Amy so poignantly shares: “If you’ve met one person with Autism, you’ve met one person with Autism.” Every child – and family’s journey is different, but Theo’s boundless energy (with all it’s joys and challenges), his sweet demeanor, and his curiosity make him incredibly special and someone his parents and siblings learn from on a daily basis. Though life may be less predictable, the Falkenstein family is along for the ride, and what an incredible one it has been.

Special Needs Spotlight – Meet Halle!

Special Needs Spotlight – Meet Halle!

For those who don’t know (we didn’t!), 3/21 happens to be Down Syndrome Awareness Day. 321… 3 copies of the 21st chromosome that make up Down Syndrome. In honor of this day, we want to highlight Halle, an incredible 5 year old girl born with Down syndrome who after several years at Stepping Stones will be attending KHS for Kindergarten next fall! For those who know Halle, she is a firecracker, whose spirit and energy could make anyone’s day. Thank you to her incredible mom, Caroline, for sharing their story, and for reminding us that what’s really surprising about being different sometimes are the similarities…the many ways in which we aren’t different at all.

The Press Pause Project: CBD Products Created By Women, For Women!

The Press Pause Project: CBD Products Created By Women, For Women!

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about CBD—aka Cannabidiol, or one of the chemical compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant with health benefits including reduced anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia—without the psychotropic effects associated with smoking marijuana. Recently, we heard about The Press Pause Project, a line of CBD rich products made for and by women. See what we learned!

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