Amber Bobnar

Originally from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Massachusetts to be closer to Boston Children’s Hospital where her son, Ivan, now receives medical care.

 

She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on WonderBaby.org. But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her son.

My Freeloader

Product Reviews

My Freeloader: A Carrier For Big Kids

My Freeloader is a backpack system designed to comfortably carry children that weigh between 25 and 80 pounds!

Explore My World Duffle Bag

Giveaways

Developmental Duffle Giveaway!

Enter to win the Explore My World Duffle Bag from Developmental Duffle, full of toys hand-picked for kids who are visually impaired. Contest ends December 10th, 2015.

tactile inTACT Sketchpad

Giveaways

inTACT Tactile Sketchpad Giveaway!

Enter to win a tactile inTACT Sketchpad for the holidays from Perkins Solutions! Contest ends December 10th 2015.

Ivan's Scary Skeleton Halloween Wheelchair Costume

Holiday Crafts and Ideas

Scary Skeleton Halloween Wheelchair Costume

Looking for a fun and SPOOKY Halloween costume idea for your child's wheelchair? This year Ivan will be a skeleton in a graveyard!

a tree illustration

Support

Strengthening Your Parenting Partnership During Pediatric Illness

Raising a child with significant special or medical needs is challenging. Have you stopped to think about how that challenge is effecting your relationship with your spouse or partner?

Ivan and dad at the cafe

Support

Am I Failing My Child? Managing Guilt as a Special Needs Parent

All parents feel guilt, but for parents of special needs kids, those feelings of guilt can be multiplied by a thousand.

Ivan washing his hands in the sink

Potty Training, Visual Impairment

8 Tips for Surviving Toilet Training in Public Bathrooms with Your Blind Child

Toilet training a child with special needs is difficult enough... have you tackled public bathrooms yet?

rock activities

Math and Science

7 Accessible Science Rock Activities

Even though rocks are everywhere, if you're blind and never stop to pick up a rock, you might miss them! And you could be missing out on so much that...

Ivan using an EazyHold with a mixing spoon

Feeding and Eating, Fine and Gross Motor, Product Reviews

EazyHold: Grip Assist Strap

EazyHold is a simple grip assist strap that easily attaches to objects enabling kids with limited grip strength to accomplish daily living skills.

Ivan figuring out the hidden shape

Play

What’s Inside? Make Your Own Hidden Shape Puzzle

I love games that that don't require any vision to play. This is an easy DIY puzzle that anyone can play by identifying a hidden shape by feel and sound!

mom and Ivan working from home

Special Needs

Why You Should Hire a Special Needs Parent

Are you good at juggling multiple projects? Do you adapt well to change? You may be a special needs parent!

Ivan eating lunch at Panera Bread

Support

Is this as Good as it Gets?

Maybe things are good now, but you know they will just get harder as your child grows up. Disability doesn't get easier as kids get older! Are these days your...