Archive for September 2017

Why I’m Glad My Child Questions Authority

One of my children has special needs. One of my children does not. Ri is completely neurotypical and goes through everything 10-year-old girls do. Because my kids are so developmentally different, I struggle to parent my youngest without losing my patience. I find that with my oldest, Jamie, I have an infinite amount of patience…

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Dads Are Superheroes Too

Dads of kids with special needs are often forgotten in the special family dynamic. I’m lucky enough to know several fathers of amazing kids with special needs. These dads are the best of the best. They go above and beyond typical parenting. Just like moms of kids with special needs, the dads have extraordinary jobs put…

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Assessments: Heartache for Moms

New School, New Assessments Two weeks ago, Jamie started at his new school, bringing along a whole slew of issues that we have faced in the past and are pretty much used to. For instance, there is always the phone call from the nurse asking all sorts of questions about his health history and how…

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Finding Your Mom Tribe

What is a Mom Tribe, anyway? And how do I find one? Well, a Mom Tribe is a group of women who count on each other; whether it’s sharing the carpool duty for after-school activities, bus stop hovering, helping out when one of the group is sick, and just generally being a shoulder to lean…

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Kut From the Kloth Jeans Are My BFF

My intentions are to do one or two of these style posts a week, but you know what they say about intentions and the road to Hell. Because I’m a bit of a hot mess some days (most days), you may have to disregard the mess in the backgrounds of my photos. I’m not one…

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