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 blog 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

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Adrenal Insufficiency, Autism, Disability Advocacy, feeding disorder, g-tube, Health, Medically Fragile, Parenting Advice, Rare Disease

When Your Child with Special Needs is Gawked at by Strangers

When you are a mother, you are never on time for any event. There are so many things any parent needs to remember for their child. Do they have extra clothes, snacks, sippy cups, toys, or their favorite stuffed animal? Now imagine you have a child that has special needs and has more than just… Read More When Your Child with Special Needs is Gawked at by Strangers

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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

ADHD, Adrenal Insufficiency, Medically Fragile, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Special needs parenting

The 5 Reasons it’s Difficult to be Employed and Raise a Child with Special Needs

When I was a child, my goals were to be in the FBI, a lawyer, a famous writer, or a top executive of an organization. Never one time in my life did I tell anyone that I just wanted to be a mom or a wife. It just was not a part of my dreams… Read More The 5 Reasons it’s Difficult to be Employed and Raise a Child with Special Needs