Evelyn Mann

Evelyn Mann is a stay-at-home mom who lives in Tampa, Florida raising her special needs son, Samuel. Her son was born with a rare form of dwarfism called Thanatophoric Dwarfism and is only one of a handful of survivors. He is fourteen-years-old and has exceeded medical expectations. Evelyn is an author of a memoir, Miracle In My Living Room: The Story Of A Little Mann. Her new devotional is called Thriving Through Your Trials: Devotions of Miracles, Faith & Prayer. Her popular blog is found at www.miraclemann.com/blog. She receives inquiries from around the world asking about her son’s miraculous survival. Follow Samuel's amazing journey at www.instagram.com/miraclemann17.

National Dwarfism Awareness Month

In 2005, my little bundle of joy was born. Unlike most births, two doctors delivered my son, Samuel. His potential diagnosis caused them considerable concern. His specific type of dwarfism was considered  “not-compatible-with-life” based...
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Bully Button For Social Media Awareness

Social media can be a powerful force of good. Missing persons: found. Charity awareness: raised. Weather alerts: alerted. Disconnected family: connected. Not to mention the numbers of dinner’s saved from friends’ shared recipes. As...
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Mom And Teacher Adapt To E-Learning In A Pandemic

As the pandemic descended upon Tampa, I had a discussion with my son’s school. Hospital Homebound Program He is enrolled in the Hospital Homebound program, designed for students whose condition is acute or catastrophic, that confines...
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Mommy Worry: A Battle To Overcome

Worry can easily take over our emotions to where we can’t even breathe at times. The what if’s take our thoughts over before we even know it. One mommy worry takes over another and...
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Tips On Adjusting To Life In A Coronavirus World

As a special-needs-mom to a very special boy, I have been working overtime adapting to the new world of living in a Coronavirus world. Two weeks before stay-at-home orders were in place, we took action....
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6 Convenient Ways To Get Groceries During A Pandemic

Are you using a grocery delivery service during the COVID-19 pandemic? As special-needs parents, my husband and I decided to keep our risk to a minimum by not shopping in person. The question became,...

How To Make Your Own DIY Disinfectant Wipes

Could you have imagined a month ago that you would be interested in making DIY disinfectant wipes? I use them regularly as a special needs mom, from wiping down my son’s stroller wheels to...
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Coronavirus Conversations With Your Children

As a special needs mom, the latest confirmations of two coronavirus cases in Hillsborough County is concerning. Conversations about this virus are happening not only in my living room but in homes all throughout...
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Are You Mistaken For a Grandmother?

Grandmother or Mom? Sitting in the food court area at Sam’s Club, a gray-haired gentleman walked by and asked, “Taking care of the grandson today?” Was I really just mistaken for a grandmother? I froze. How...
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Healthy Habits For A Mid-Life Momma

I spent my 40th birthday on hospital bedrest pregnant with my soon to be born son. Fast forward to today and my bundle of joy is now a lively teenager. The years have gone...