Medically Fragile, Mom, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

5 Ways to Help Your Child’s Fear of the Doctor

Recently I got an email from a reader about how to help her child manage her anxiety of going to the hospital, doctor, or dentist. Her daughter is only 21 months old, but has spent 34 weeks of her life in the hospital. Within that time she has been exposed to numerous procedures without sedation… Read More 5 Ways to Help Your Child’s Fear of the Doctor

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Medically Fragile, Mom, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

When You are Trapped By Grief, Hope for the Mom of a Medically Fragile Child

Raising a child that is medically fragile can be an emotional rollercoaster. You will have days that are amazing and filled with big wins for your child. There will be other days where things will fall apart, your child‘s health will deteriorate, or you will be hit in the heart with a devastating diagnosis. How… Read More When You are Trapped By Grief, Hope for the Mom of a Medically Fragile Child

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

Managing my Mental Health, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

Feeling Burnt Out? 7 Simple Ways to Manage Caregiver Fatigue For Special Needs Moms

The past few months we have written about the guilt, the heartbreak, the anxiety of thinking and planning the future of a complex child, and the social isolation that comes with parenting a child with special needs. The underlying theme in all of these articles has been the high levels of stress and anxiety that… Read More Feeling Burnt Out? 7 Simple Ways to Manage Caregiver Fatigue For Special Needs Moms

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

Grief, Mom, Parenting, Special needs parenting

The Heartbreak and Loneliness When You are a Special Needs Mom

Earlier this month I wrote about the difficulty that special needs moms have with fitting into the Mom world. I have also shared with you some of the difficult truths about raising a child with special needs that we don’t always share with friends. What I have noticed in the responses, feedback, and comments shared… Read More The Heartbreak and Loneliness When You are a Special Needs Mom