Every year this very time of year, I reflect on what I have learned, where I want to go, and what I hope for my new year. Rarely do I leave a year with all good feelings or all bad feelings. This was one of those years where things were really, really hard.… Read More 2015 the Year that Rocked my World
The rollercoaster. I heard it a lot when we first got the diagnosis. I was told that life would never be the same. Doctors told us we would be “busy”. We were told there would be highs and lows. We were told this would be like a rollercoaster. I remember the first day… Read More The Never Ending Ride
We often hear things during our journey in parenting and we shake our heads. Words from people that are well meaning and well intentioned and they make us scratch our heads and wonder how they could even think these things. I think of people in their heads forming these words. I imagine a… Read More Will he grow out of it?
I know you don’t understand why we’re working so hard to keep our child safe. I know you shake your head and snicker when we ask you if anyone has a cough, cold or stomachache. Trust me, I know you think I’m being overprotective, and I’ve even heard you call me a “helicopter” parent.… Read More To Loved Ones Who Think I'm Overprotecting My Medically Fragile Child
“God only gives you what you can handle.” Over the past few years, I’ve heard the phrase over and over again. People say God gave us our son, Von, who is medically fragile, because he knew we could handle it. While talking to my pastor about it recently, he said this: “God… Read More God Only Gives you what you can handle. Or does he?
A funny thing happened yesterday, I was sitting in my office listening to the sermon from church on Sunday. (We weren’t able to attend due to a project we had to complete in our kitchen) The series that is being Discussed this month is Peace on Earth. The topic for this week was… Read More In Search of: Peace (Applications now accepted)
Driving in the car last night, in a moment of quiet, it was so beautiful as I looked out at the fog along the horizon. I thought of the fact that I rarely have quiet moments like this in my life. I’m certain most moms and parents cherish these quiet moments. Often in my… Read More Wind Up Parenting (Parenting a Child with Special Needs On Auto-Pilot)
There aren’t many things that can frustrate a mom more than a child that just won’t eat, can’t eat or refuses to eat. There aren’t many things that are more frustrating than a child refusing to touch his food. Welcome to the Paulson household! Von is 3 years old, and to date he will only… Read More Eating Worms! A guide to eating with Sensory Processing Disorder
Today we are featuring an entry from a fellow blogger on the Mighty. She has 3 special little ones all with unique disabilities. Her writing is beautiful. Take a read at their story! http://thespecialreds.blogspot.com/2015/11/on-edge-of-normal-my-motherhood-story.html?m=1