Nicole Feeney

Nicole Feeney writes about how God grew the Feeney family from two to four to five in two quick years… and their subsequent adventures.

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Parenting, Special Needs

Something Happened While I was Waiting for My Daughter to Tell Me She Loves Me

If your child is nonverbal they may not be able to say, "I love you." But they can express their love in so many other ways!

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Advocacy, Parenting

Family vs Ableism: What I’ve Learned As a Mother of a Child with a Disability

Is it more important to be worried about how you're presenting yourself and your family to the outside world and the wider disability community, or to focus on the needs...

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Parenting, Special Needs

What does it really take to make a home accessible?

What really makes your home an inclusive space for your special needs or blind child? Is it the furniture? Or is it the way you think?

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Support

The hidden truth about special needs resources: It doesn’t need to be this complicated

Do you ever feel like you're tied up in knots looking for support and resources for your special needs child? Maybe it doesn't have to be this way!

proud special needs girl

Advocacy, Parenting

I’m Raising My Special Needs Child with Dignity – Are You?

Special needs children deserve honor and respect. As parents, we need to maintain their dignity and help them present themselves at their best in public.

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Support

To my best friends and support network that I have never met

As the mother of a special needs child I need friends and support. Where is the best place for me to find a support network? Surprise! That's what social media...

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Holiday Crafts and Ideas

The one question I can’t answer as a special needs mom during the holidays

There is pain watching a child open a gift you know isn't appropriate for them, and I don't want to deny loved ones the joy of giving a gift. How...

little girl sticking out her tongue

Parenting, Special Needs

What I Will Say the Next Time Someone Asks an Insensitive Question About My Deafblind Daughter

"What's wrong with her eyes?" Do people ask you questions about your blind child? What do you say?

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Parenting, Special Needs

Why I’m Talking About Sex and Intimacy as a Special Needs Mom

A call to couples and parents raising special needs kids to prioritize sex and physical intimacy in their relationships.

What if I die?

Parenting, Support

“What if I die?” Creating a care plan to combat the secret fear of every special needs parent

If you are the primary caregiver of a special needs child, you probably worry about what would happen if you were gone.

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Support

They told me to take care of myself, I told them I’ll sleep when I’m dead

Nicole writes about how difficult it is to find the time and money to get away on a vacation when you're the parent of a child with complex needs -...

My child will live an enviable life

Advocacy

The Day I Realized That My Special Needs Child Deserves to Live an Enviable Life

All children with special needs deserve to live an enviable life! Do you agree? And do you know what this really means?