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

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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

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

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

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