Autism, Autism Awareness, Give Aways, Parenting, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

GIVEAWAY! Enter to Win A Fun & Function Peanut Ball

October means we are in the month of my son’s 5th birthday. Birthdays for my child mean more to us than it may to other families. After suffering a near-fatal Adrenal Crisis at three months old, we weren’t sure that we would ever see his 1st birthday. Every year we do something amazing for him,… Read More GIVEAWAY! Enter to Win A Fun & Function Peanut Ball

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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

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

15 Online Stores for Special Needs Toys and Equipment

As a mother of a child on the spectrum, I find it difficult always to locate the therapy equipment and toys I need to help my child at home. It occurred to me that this is probably an issue that other parents face. I am a researcher, and I like to sort through different options… Read More 15 Online Stores for Special Needs Toys and Equipment

ADHD, anti-vaccination, Apraxia, Autism, Blogging, Grief, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

Why I Don’t Care What Causes Autism

When my son was diagnosed with Autism this past spring, I was open and honest with all of our friends and family about the diagnosis. We have been very open with everyone about the life we lead, and you can read this blog filled with content about our journey in raising him. It felt like… Read More Why I Don’t Care What Causes Autism

ADHD, Adrenal Insufficiency, Anxiety, Autism, Blogging, Ehlers Danlo's Syndrome, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rare Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder

The Truth of Parenting a Child With Special Needs We Don’t Share with Friends

I woke up this morning, and I felt tired. It wasn’t the tired where I couldn’t open my eyes or move my body, but this was an emotional exhaustion. My brain felt like it was zipping and zapping with no place to go and all the neurons were firing in the wrong places. ¬†The exhaustion… Read More The Truth of Parenting a Child With Special Needs We Don’t Share with Friends

Autism, Back to School, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Public School, Rare Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder

When There is No Place for Your Child with Special Needs in the Public Schools

Back to school is an exciting time for kids as they pick out school supplies, and get to shop for new clothes. Parents are excited to get their children back into a more structured environment, and the endless merry go round of trying to keep their child from boredom over the summer. Pictures start to… Read More When There is No Place for Your Child with Special Needs in the Public Schools

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

Autism, Blogging, crafts, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Sensory Seeker Happy

My son is a tornado. He moves from one activity to the next, and I’m sure dumping out toys could be added to his resume as a “strength.” The kid doesn’t stop moving from the time he wakes up until the time he goes to bed. Over the past few years, I have had to… Read More 4 Easy Ways to Keep Your Sensory Seeker Happy

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