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

Homeschool Mom Life: I’m Either Freaked Out Or Checked Out!
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Homeschool Mom Life: I’m Either Freaked Out Or Checked Out!

Sometimes homeschooling can make even the most experienced of us a little crazy. For example, I find that one of my greatest homeschool mom life difficulties  involves the endless pendulum swing between feeling freaked out about my sons’ education or totally checked out. Let me explain… Another homeschool mom and I were talking about how…

Depression and Mothers Of Children With Special Needs
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Depression and Mothers Of Children With Special Needs

The truth is, you are not alone. Depression and mothering a child with special needs often go hand in hand. It’s been coming on for a while now. And with good reason. The list of diagnoses and medicines. The boys’ meltdowns and anxiety attacks. The constant hypervigilance. The lack of sleep. The loss of any…

When The Child Who Needs Structure Fights It The Most
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When The Child Who Needs Structure Fights It The Most

The truth is, sometimes, the child who needs structure is the one who fights it the most. I hear it all the time. Every doctor, every therapist, every educator… At some point in discussing my youngest son’s learning differences and special needs, every expert has made the same generalized recommendation, with varying degrees of concern…