Mom, Mom life, Mommy Wars, The Working Mom

Why Moms Need to Stop Being Mean Girls

Mommy wars aren’t just fueled by moms against moms, but the war is precipitated by society against moms. There is absolutely no happy medium if you are a mother, and most of us feel like we have to constantly defend our choices. For many mothers one of the most difficult choices they will make is… Read More Why Moms Need to Stop Being Mean Girls

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ADHD, Managing my Mental Health, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Special needs parenting

The Struggle of Raising a Special Needs Child When You Have ADHD

“I can’t find my keys!” “Crap, did I give him his medicine?” “Why did I come downstairs again?” “Did I call the doctor? When is his appointment again?” “I really need to start writing all of this down!” “Did I brush his teeth? When was the last time his diaper was changed?” “Why can’t I… Read More The Struggle of Raising a Special Needs Child When You Have ADHD

Educational Info, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Parenting Advice, The Working Mom

5 Tips For Returning to Work After Having a Baby

By: Emma Anderson Returning to work after having a baby, can leave you with mixed emotions. It can be worse for you as a mother, as you fully understand what the feelings mean, and how they relate to your current situation. It is a fact, although you will be upset leaving your baby behind, you… Read More 5 Tips For Returning to Work After Having a Baby

Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

5 Steps to Take After Your Child is Diagnosed with a Special Need

I will never forget the day my son was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. It was an overwhelming sense of complete lack of control. I knew nothing about the disease, how to care for him, what it meant for his future, what it meant for our future, or how I could help him grow and… Read More 5 Steps to Take After Your Child is Diagnosed with a Special Need

ADHD, Adrenal Insufficiency, Anxiety, Blogging, Disability Advocacy, g-tube, Genetic Testing, Grief, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Rare Disease, Special needs parenting

3 Ways to Make Friends as a Mom with a Special Needs Child

By: Michael Monheit, Esq For many mothers of a special needs child, tending their own personal friendships hovers somewhere at the bottom of the “to do” list, falling underneath occupational therapy for their child, doctors visits, and the simple tasks of everyday living. At the same time, as a sometimes tired and overwhelmed mother, your… Read More 3 Ways to Make Friends as a Mom with a Special Needs Child

Apraxia, Blogging, Chronic Illness, Faith, Grief, Mom life, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Speech Therapy

Guest Blog: Denying Myself, Serving My Daughter

One of my favorite things to do is to read other blogs by mothers in the Special Needs Community. I connected with this mother while we were both contributing at the Mighty. She is a mother to Jaycee, a sweet young girl with Down Syndrome. Her blog covers speech therapy tips, Down Syndrome, Parenting, and… Read More Guest Blog: Denying Myself, Serving My Daughter

Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Rare Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

Mothers of Children with Special Needs aren’t Always Strong

Mothers of children with special needs are praised for their strength, perseverance, and determination in raising their children. While it’s great being reminded that you are a good parent, there is something inherently uncomfortable when you are told you are strong for raising your child that has special needs. When people share these sentiments, I… Read More Mothers of Children with Special Needs aren’t Always Strong

Adrenal Insufficiency, Genetic Testing, Medically Fragile, Mom, Mom life, NIH, Rare Disease

A Desperate Plea to Help a Family Find Answers for a Medical Mystery

Three years ago I had the pleasure to meet a mom that was in my local community. Her daughter was just a few years older than my son, and our children shared a lot of very similar diagnosis. Our friendship over the years has blossomed despite the fact that we haven’t seen each other since… Read More A Desperate Plea to Help a Family Find Answers for a Medical Mystery

Autism, Mom, Mom life, Parenting, Parenting Advice, PBS Kids, Ryan's ToyReview, Special needs parenting, Streaming Options for Kids, Technology, YouTube

Why YouTube is Banned in Our House: 10 Better Streaming Options

We had an epic parenting fail last night. Over the past few years, we have been allowing our son to watch seemingly harmless videos on YouTube. A few years ago, he didn’t seem to watch anything more than people opening eggs, or a woman demonstrating how to play with toys. Initially, we were ok with… Read More Why YouTube is Banned in Our House: 10 Better Streaming Options