Tweet Share14 Pin StumbleShares 14This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SaveWithHopster #CollectiveBias. Living a nontoxic life to help our kids who have food sensitivities or allergies and other special needs can be difficult. As moms, we strive to make the most affordable choices, yet we know that cheaper items can contain toxins than their
Tweet Share Pin StumbleShares 0 Summertime…and the boredom is ON! One thing is sure, our kids are bored! This summer, I plan on making the most of our activities and NOT stay bored at home. We are spending some time in Virginia this summer and of course, home here in PA. That gives me lots of great activities for the kids to do! 1. Zoo Scavenger Hunt
Tweet Share Pin StumbleShares 0Back before my eldest started school, I was extremely nervous about having disabled daughters who would actually go through *GASP* puberty!! Now that I have two daughters fully in puberty, both who have learning disabilities, I’m feeling like I’m getting more expertise at helping my kids thrive in this difficult period! Pun intended if you like 😉 It’s REALLY, really important
Tweet Share9 Pin1 StumbleShares 10Disclosure: This shop featuring pets for children with autism has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PurinaMysteries #CollectiveBias Children with learning disabilities can struggle with loneliness, responsibility and difficulty making friends. As parents, we must find creative ways to overcome those challenges. One way to help them? Get pets for children with autism and special needs.
Tweet Share7 Pin1 StumbleShares 8For new parents, the news that they are having a special needs baby can be devastating. Basic Invite asked me to write a sponsored post to give you tips on how to welcome a child with a disability. For a pregnant mother, preconceived outcomes may make you feel powerless and frightened of the future. I understand the challenges of accepting a different future than
Tweet Share83 Pin44 Stumble1Shares 128This post is sponsored by UHCCF to promote their medical grants program. All opinions are my own. Becoming the parent of a child with special needs is a great blessing, but sometimes it comes with great risk. My daughter was born with a rare form of Down syndrome, but what I didn’t know for the first month was that this condition
Tweet Share1 Pin StumbleShares 1 It was a moment I was not prepared to deal with: High School transition for my oldest child. My girls is nearly ready to start high school with an intellectual disability. I know what you’re thinking. “Well, duh, she has Down syndrome!” You see, for many years I lied to myself. Well, wait, that’s not quite right. It’s not exactly
Tweet Share1 Pin Stumble74Shares 75Well, today is inauguration day and however you feel about the now-incumbent president, you have to admit that in politics right now, the level of disrespect is extremely high. It’s important to remember this disrespect is not new to this president, but in the the attempt to fix our so-broken Union, we must be willing to do and say more. And for those
Tweet Share10 Pin4 Stumble1Shares 15 Longtime readers of this blog know that I support an inclusive environment in school for kids with disabilities like mine. I’ve worked hard over the years, with up to 3 IEP meetings over the course of a school year to ensure that all is going well, and have worked with a local inclusion expert too. While that’s been helpful, the fact is it
Tweet Share Pin StumbleShares 0 I’m going to make a big confession to you. I know on this blog I’ve written several times about “acceptance,” that is, having the power to accept that my kids’ disabilities are just part of life rather than try to change them. And I guess I was going along fine on that route until I discovered this thing called healing.