Adrenal Insufficiency, Apraxia, Autism, Back to School, Medically Fragile, Mental Health, Mom, Parenting, Parenting Advice, Public School, Rare Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder, Special needs parenting

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

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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

Breastfeeding, Special needs parenting

Why I'm Extending Breastfeeding of my Medically Fragile Son

A funny thing has been happening recently, and it’s cute and sweet and sad at the same time. My baby boy is becoming simply a boy. He’s getting taller, lankier (if that’s possible), and he’s becoming a lot more independent. It’s hard at times for me to watch the change because he’s the only child… Read More Why I'm Extending Breastfeeding of my Medically Fragile Son

Medically Fragile, Special needs parenting

To Loved Ones Who Think I'm Overprotecting My Medically Fragile Child

  I know you don’t understand why we’re working so hard to keep our child safe. I know you shake your head and snicker when we ask you if anyone has a cough, cold or stomachache. Trust me, I know you think I’m being overprotective, and I’ve even heard you call me a “helicopter” parent.… Read More To Loved Ones Who Think I'm Overprotecting My Medically Fragile Child