Apraxia, Autism, Blogging, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Special needs parenting

I’m an "Autism" Mom: 5 Things You Need to Know about My Journey

I’m about to talk about something that is going to probably upset people, and for that, I want to apologize ahead of time. This isn’t meant to cause ANY harm to anyone. However, there are a few things I want to clear up as I have been thrown into the world of becoming a parent… Read More I’m an "Autism" Mom: 5 Things You Need to Know about My Journey

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Adrenal Insufficiency, Apraxia, Autism, Blogging, Breastfeeding, Ehlers Danlo's Syndrome, Grief, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Social, Special needs parenting

A Letter to All my Online Friends Fighting To Save their Medically Fragile Children

Hi Friends, The past few years, I have had the pleasure or maybe displeasure (I mean who wants a child that is chronically ill), to meet so many of you on Facebook support groups. We have cried together, laughed together, and we have been to the darkest places together. No one else knows better the path… Read More A Letter to All my Online Friends Fighting To Save their Medically Fragile Children

Adrenal Insufficiency, Anxiety, Blogging, Grief, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Special needs parenting, Survivor

The Fear, Anxiety, and Panic of Parenting a Medically Complex Child

Chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug-a-chug. I can hear the click of the wheels on the steel tracks, and the horn is starting to get louder and louder. The wind is picking up in my hair, and I can feel the speed I hold on for dear life to the seat on my side. Suddenly, there is a large crash,… Read More The Fear, Anxiety, and Panic of Parenting a Medically Complex Child

Blogging, Breastfeeding, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Social, Special needs parenting

A Letter to all the Mom’s that have felt Shamed

First, nothing you ate or didn’t eat or drank or didn’t drink (unless it was copious amounts of drugs or alcohol) likely did any harm to your child. Stop blaming yourself or feeling guilty that you could have possibly done anything to harm them. … Read More A Letter to all the Mom’s that have felt Shamed

Adrenal Insufficiency, anti-vaccination, Blogging, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Special needs parenting, Vaccination

How Not Vaccinating Your Child Can Effect Medically Fragile Children

Let’s talk about vaccines.  I haven’t written about vaccines ever because of all the controversy that surrounds this topic. Over the years, I have gotten into some heated debates with parents that chose not to vaccinate. I understand that everyone has a choice to vaccinate or not, and until there is a law that mandates… Read More How Not Vaccinating Your Child Can Effect Medically Fragile Children

Anxiety, Blogging, Grief, Mental Health, Parenting, Special needs parenting, Weight Loss

I’ve Lost Weight – Please Don’t Compliment me on How I Look

When I was out and about, the compliments I got for my weight loss was unbelievable. You would have thought I had just won a Nobel prize for all the accolades I was receiving from people on how I looked. Inside I was screaming, “I might look great, but I don’t feel great!”
Read More I’ve Lost Weight – Please Don’t Compliment me on How I Look

Anxiety, Autism, Blogging, Faith, Grief, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

5 Ways to Manage the Grief of Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Grieving is an inevitable part of parenting. All of our children were born their OWN person. Before their birth, all parents have dreams of what they see in their future with their kids. Most of us imagine the child growing up, having common experiences in adolescence, learning to drive, attending their prom, and going off… Read More 5 Ways to Manage the Grief of Parenting a Child with Special Needs

ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, Blogging, Mental Health, Parenting, Special needs parenting, Survivor

How the Stress of Motherhood Exposed My Own Mental Health Issues

​For the past several years, I have written and shared about my experience of raising my son who is medically fragile. What I haven’t shared is what the diagnosis has done to me and my mental health. I think it has been touched on in a few blogs, but today I want to get into… Read More How the Stress of Motherhood Exposed My Own Mental Health Issues