The path of a special needs parent is hard, but you need to choose happiness. You feel countless emotions, each and every one of them, and at some point you have to choose: Will you be a victim or a victor?
When Your Special Needs Support Group is Anything but Supportive (and 5 Tips to Get it Back on Track)
Moms yelling at each other certainly isn't a new thing, but online support groups can take it to a whole new level! Find tips on how to keep your special needs support group supportive.
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?
Sometimes it seems like I don't have the time to feel, and I know this isn't a new thing. I've been not feeling for a long time. Is it OK to not feel?
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!
What does disability look like to you? How do people with disabilities interact with the mainstream world? What can you do to help?
Are you the parent of a special needs child? Do your friends also have kids with disabilities and that's all you ever talk about? Maybe it's time for a change!
Being a grandparent is so important, maybe even more so for grandparents of blind children. Here are some tips to help you relate to your family and give them the support they need.
By admitting that my child's disabilities make me sad, I am saying that my child's existence brings me grief. By writing this in a public space, I am telling the world that I am a terrible mother.
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 is for.
If you could go back in time to when your child was first diagnosed with a disability, what would you tell yourself? What advice would you give?
I don't want my friends or family to feel sorry for me or for my child. I'm not saying this in a tough "I can handle this so you don't have to worry" kind of way or even in a dismissive "we don't need your pity" kind of way.
A lot of people write about what they've learned as a special needs parent, but there's one thing I still haven't learned yet.
Remember that you're my friend, not my therapist.
A glass of wine with dinner helps iron out the stresses of the day for lots of moms, but us special needs moms have more stresses than most!