Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?
Motherhood | Special Needs | Survival Mode

Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?

It’s a question so many of us ask, desperate for an answer. Will it ever get easier for my child with learning differences and special needs? Last week, in one of my support sessions with another, sweet mom, we talked about what I call the “messy middle.” I am pretty sure it is a reality…

The Holidays, Extended Family And Your Child With Special Needs
Special Needs

The Holidays, Extended Family And Your Child With Special Needs

The holiday season can be one of the most difficult times of the year for special needs families. Travel, different routines, extended family and your child with special needs are not always a good mix. This is our story. Another mom asked me last week if I have any memories of tough times with my…

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences
Homeschooling | Motherhood | Special Needs

What You Need To Do When Your Child Has Differences

This is the very best advice I can possibly share. This is what you need to do when your child has differences. I began watching a docu-series on YouTube last week, all about different families raising children with varying differences and special needs. The single mom with three kiddos on the spectrum. The 18 year…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP
Learning Differences | Special Education At Home | Special Needs

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP

It often surprises people to learn to homeschoolers can also have IEP’s through their school districts. This is our story. This is what it’s really like when your child has an IEP. I recently completed a mid-year IEP meeting for my youngest son. It went about as well as it could go. And it was…

What Is The Line Between Denial and Hope For Special Needs Parents?
Parenting | Special Needs

What Is The Line Between Denial and Hope For Special Needs Parents?

I ask myself this question all the time – What is the line between denial and hope for special needs parents? One week, I was telling my son’s doctor how great he was doing. The next, paramedics were at our house loading my child into an ambulance. The week after that, I was on the…