November 20, 2019

It’s that time of year.  The stores are decorated, the music is starting to show up on the radio, and commercials are full of what to buy your loved ones.  But, if you’re a special needs parent, it’s not always simple.  For many of our kids, their developmental age and...

February 5, 2019

I am the proud momma of a tubie! My son, Kaden, received his G-tube last March at the age of 9, after developing a movement disorder that made it almost impossible to eat.

Kaden was born with a congenital brain malformation and condition called Dandy Walker Syndrome. At...

September 5, 2018

I’m sitting here this morning, filling out yet another stack of paperwork on my child.  No, not the one with autism, the other one.  We’re headed down the diagnosis trail again.

When Nathan was born, I watched everything he did with an eagle eye.  I wrote down ever...

May 31, 2018

Change is never easy.  You read all the time about how change is hard for autistic children to understand.  That transitions to new people and situations can be so challenging for them.  But as one chapter of John's education ends, and another begins, I wonder if it's...

April 2, 2018

I’ve thought so often about what I wished people knew about my daughter, and yet, I’ve struggled immensely with finding the right words for this post…

I think I’m going to just dive right in…I’m no Mama Fry, so hang tight as I try to get my point across without putting...

February 23, 2018

My youngest has the flu.  On Wednesday morning, after being up all night with Nathan, I woke John to get ready for school.  I explained to him that Nathan was sick and really needed his sleep.  We needed to be quiet.  John’s response?  Extra squealing and running in Na...

November 15, 2017

I never thought I was one who would need a “tribe.” I’ve had the same friend since I was 14 and that was enough for me, even as a military wife who moves around…that all changed though the day I found out I had a special needs child.  

My sweet boy Connor was not hittin...

October 6, 2017

Depression.  There, I said it.  Depression.  Depression.  Depression.  Do you have the urge to wash my mouth out with soap?  Of course not – it’s not a dirty word.  So why then, is it never said?  Why, as special needs parents and caregivers, do we not talk about it?...

School is here, whether we are ready or not. While some are preparing with back to school shopping, I’m preparing by changing around my afternoon schedules (everyone seems to want speech therapy 3:30 on Wednesday afternoon, haha) and watching Netflix.

Today’s newest sug...

July 4, 2017

Every July, millions of Americans celebrate independence.  Independence from a mother nation, from taxation without representation, from religious persecution.  But, as special needs parents, there is a different battle for independence that we do not celebrate.  I’m t...

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