I tend to shy away from fads and trends. If a movie comes out that is all the rage-I will willingly and purposely not see it. Same thing with books. I can say I have never seen Game of...
Have you ever been out with your children and seen another family with a special needs child? Do you struggle with how to help your kids interact with children who are different from them? How can you, as a...
Most of the time we support other moms and not focus on what separates us. Instead, we focus on what brings us together. And normally I'm in favor of that. But, there is something I just can’t overlook. Now,...
  How do you say thank you to someone who has given you your child back? Someone who has taken a nonverbal child and helped them find their voice. There aren’t words for that. My middle son was born six weeks...
By now, unless you are hiding under a cool, shaded rock, you probably already know that April is Autism Awareness Acceptance Month. And you may already know that Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States. But...
World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21. But do you know why? Just a little Google searching lead me to a very interesting reason why on this day we celebrate and honor our friends rocking...
When I first met my husband, way back in high school, never, ever, did I once think that we would have a family with multiple special needs children together.  Nor did I think as that young teenager, that I...
The thought of my special needs child getting sick causes me lots of mommy anxiety. I do everything I can to keep germs away from my little one. I even use Lysol on my son’s stroller wheels to keep the...
  I can't tell you how many times I wished parenting came with a handbook or quick tips on how to navigate the hard situations. Special needs parenting comes with a totally different handbook with missing pages, different languages and...
November is my favorite month!! Cooler temperatures, Thanksgiving, prepping for winter holidays and National Adoption Month. Being an adoptive family means a lot to us. We love helping other families celebrate the beauty and miracle of adoption.  Because...

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What My Children Know About The Loss of a Loved One

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My father passed away 11 years ago this month. I was with him and watched him take his very last breath. He was my...