Autism, Blogging, Faith, Grief, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, personality, Special needs parenting

The One Choice Every Special Needs Parent Needs to Make

Every child with special needs has strengths and weaknesses. As parents, we are bombarded with evaluations that itemize our children into small brackets of development. We see on these charts exactly where they match up compared to their peers. Our therapists help us understand where they are and how far they still have to go.… Read More The One Choice Every Special Needs Parent Needs to Make

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Anxiety, Autism, Blogging, Faith, Grief, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Special needs parenting, weight loss

How Grieving Caused Me to Lose Myself in Food and Alcohol; And How I Bounced Back

Before my pregnancy, I was in the best shape of my life. I was working with a personal trainer three times a week, and we had worked together to develop a clean and healthy diet. My husband and I were both at healthy weights for our height, and we both had an incredible amount of… Read More How Grieving Caused Me to Lose Myself in Food and Alcohol; And How I Bounced Back

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

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!”
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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

Grief, Medically Fragile, Special needs parenting

The Honest Dark Feelings about Parenting a Child with Special Needs

Recently at church, we discussed the topic of pride. The feeling we all have of being proud of ourselves, our accomplishments, and of what we have. I had to stop and think for a moment about how pride was effecting me. I realized that it isn’t necessarily my own pride, but my own insecurity and… Read More The Honest Dark Feelings about Parenting a Child with Special Needs