Julie Mahanay (Street Articles Author)

I am a mother to a sweet 2-year-old boy, who was born with a right clubfoot. I'm also a wife to an equally sweet older boy with multiple sclerosis. Needless to say, we have a little in life to take for granted and seek to spread awareness and compassion to others facing these health challenges.

I'm also a self-proclaimed "Grammarzon" and warrior seeking to avenge the daily abuse of the English language. I would love to go into business for myself editing and proofing websites for businesses. I haven't quite figured out how to make that happen, though, so in the meantime, I write about what I see and try to make grammar fashionable!

For families affected by clubfoot, a congenital foot deformity, I have established a site that seeks to provide insight and access to clothing that works during the treatment process. This is something I found to be quite difficult at first, so I hope to alleviate some of the stress of bringing home a newborn and not even knowing what clothes from the baby shower can be worn.

Additionally, I'm interested in couponing and helping others save money, with a specific interest in helping clubfoot kids' parents provide clothing and orthotic devices they need at an affordable price.

Finally, I work in the investment advisory business at a local boutique brokerage firm, so I also have an interest in finance and investing. Particularly, I like to apply my skills at retirement planning with health concerns, like MS, in mind.

Tips & Tricks for Insurance Claims for Clubfoot Treatment
Image Courtesy Stuart Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos . net Insurance claims can be tricky, frustrating, and time-consuming, and are even more difficult if you aren't an expert on medical billing codes and practices. Fortunately, there are many clubfoot parents who have been through all types of fights and scenarios with their insurance providers.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Foot Health   Jun 03, 2014  
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Clubfoot Clothing: What To Purchase For Your Baby Born With Clubfoot
Receiving the news via ultrasound, or even more abruptly at birth, that your baby will have clubfoot can be a overwhelming. Thoughts of surgeries and multiple trips to the doctor start to stir in your brain. Overcome with worry and stress, the last thing on your mind is clothing for…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Foot Health   May 30, 2014  
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Nerium: How To Use And Review
I decided to give NeriumAD a try and see if I could gain any results like some of those I've seen online through a free sample from a family member who is a brand partner. I'm going to document my Nerium results and give my review on the product. I…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews   May 29, 2014  
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