Category Archives: Special needs parenting

Back To School Tips for A Good Start to the School Year

It’s “Back To School” season, and we all want to start the year off on a good foot, so how can we do that? Here are some great tips for a great start to your school year: Start Routine Early Some kids can handle getting back to the “school routine” just a week or so […]

Bus and Bus Stop Safety Tips for Your Child As We Head Back To School

Bus and bus stop safety is just something we need to educate our children on every year as they head “back to school”. Safety in school is a concern for all parents. But what about on the way to and from school? Many parents send their children off to school on buses or other means […]

Sunday I Had The Honor Of….

This past Sunday I had the honor of doing something I love, and that was to speak to other Mamas of children with Down Syndrome at a Women’s Motivational Tea. It was a small, intimate group of women that wanted to be in a room with other Moms who are traveling on the same path […]

Today I Forgive Myself For My Sadness

Today, I find myself in a dark place, a place filled with sadness, frustration, anger and pain! So today, I forgive myself for my sadness! Special Needs Mamas I wrote this for you, for us…FOR ME! Where do I go from here? I can’t seem to find the right words, the right path to help […]

Moving Past the Guilt as A Down Syndrome Mom

I feel this very way right now. As we are working through my son’s IEP and I am reading progress reports. I am sitting here questioning what if I spent more time encouraging my son to read, what if I spent more time doing math problems with him, what if I spent more time playing […]

Facebook Live Show #2: “Don’t View Our Kids Through A Deficit Based Lens”

On our 2nd Facebook Live Show, we have a discussion on why we need to help the IEP team and society as a whole, not look at our children through a Deficit-based lens. The way an IEP is designed and implemented to be meaningful, as well as effective is based on which lens the team members use […]

Moms I Know You Are Tired

Moms I know you are tired

Moms I know you are tired! You are physically and emotionally drained. I know because I am feeling the same way! But I want you to know…. I see you constantly juggling appointments, therapy visits, school meetings and let’s not forget the household chores. I see you sitting in doctor or therapy waiting rooms when […]

Great Idea for a Children's Activity Bags for Travel or Going Out To Eat

  Are you ready for long car trips or plane rides this summer? Maybe you want to keep your child busy when you are out to eat or waiting for a doctors appointment and you want to keep them off the electronics. I can’t take the credit for this idea, I found it at A Whimsicle Life. […]

I Don't Remember Applying For The Job Of Special Needs Mom

I think you can ask any little girl, as they grow up they have this vision of their dream job in their mind! That job is that of MOTHER! You thought about it, you saw other people doing that job, they loved it and you couldn’t wait to do the same job. Then one day […]

Self-Care Tips for Special Needs Mothers

If you’re like most special needs moms, it’s nearly impossible to find time for yourself.  Taking care of your family, running everyone where they need to go, getting all the chores done and helping with homework seems to take all of your time.  But by taking care of yourself first, you will have more energy […]