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, Autism, Educational Info, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting, Speech Therapy

3 Ways You Know it’s Time for Your Child to Leave Therapy

Do you ever feel like your entire life is spent in the car driving to an appointment? Then the next half of your day is spent in a waiting room while a litany of therapists sees your child? I will enthusiastically raise my hand high! Since my son has been two years old, we have… Read More 3 Ways You Know it’s Time for Your Child to Leave Therapy

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

Disability Advocacy, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

Why Special Needs Moms Have the Best Intuition

Guest Blogger Molly Wiechmann stops by to share her recent experience at a local hospital with her daughter. Molly can be found at the blogĀ Eat Drink & DIY. My daughter has a genetic form of epilepsy. PCDH-19 to be exact. She had her first seizure four days after she turned 2. For all the craziness… Read More Why Special Needs Moms Have the Best Intuition

Disability Advocacy, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

Children with Special Needs Don’t Need Pity

I want to get something off my chest, and it’s been eating away at my heart for the past five years. As a parent of a child with multiple disabilities and medical issues, I have heard a lot of comments made to me that are from well-intentioned friends, family, and strangers. For the most part,… Read More Children with Special Needs Don’t Need Pity

Apraxia, Autism, Autism Awareness, How to Get a Free iPad, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

How to Get a Free iPad for Your Child with Autism

Communication is an aspect of raising a child with autism that can be problematic. Some of our kids are verbal, but they have trouble expressing their needs and wants. Other kids only speak in scripting or echolalia. Another group of children with autism doesn’t talk by mouth at all. Most parents want to be able… Read More How to Get a Free iPad for Your Child with Autism

Autism, Autism Awareness, Parenting Advice, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

Why Every Autism Parent Should Order the Big Red Safety Box

Before my son was diagnosed with Autism, I rarely thought about what I would need to do to my house to make it safe. Shortly after the diagnosis came, I was outside with him taking a walk. He was right beside me, and I stopped to chat with a neighbor. I only looked away for… Read More Why Every Autism Parent Should Order the Big Red Safety Box