Category Archives: Special needs parenting

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 […]

How To Help Your Child With Special Needs Through The Stress Of The Holidays

As a parent, you’re probably wondering how to help your child with special needs through the stress of the holidays. Let’s face it, holidays can be quite challenging. It’s a time for gathering with friends and family, socializing, trying new foods and being in an unusually loud or sometimes chaotic environment. And I’m sure none […]

#FindingDory Review – A Special Needs Mom's Perspective

#FindingDory is the movie of the summer! It has such well known celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres (adorable Dory)  and Ed O’Neill (the determined octopus) as voices to some of the characters. We took our son as a gift for all his hard work this past school year! No we will admit we didn’t see Finding […]