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 […]

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 […]

When You Want To Quit

I think many of us struggle with it all the time. This is for the special needs mom when you want to quit.  I am really struggling with everything right now. The constant meltdowns are just getting to be too much. I am not sure I can do this much […]

Why Are Consistent Homeschool Routines So Hard?

Every single book and expert tells us that a steady routine is essential for our children’s well-being. So why are consistent homeschool routines so hard? Mom confession time. I totally let my son watch four episodes of SpongeBob yesterday. In a row. I dozed on the couch with the aggravating […]

When We Blame Parents Of Children With Special Needs

When we blame parents of children with special needs, we lose sight of what parenting is like for all of us. We do the best we can. Sometimes we get it right. Sometimes we don’t, special needs or not.  Since the day my first baby was born, I have felt […]

The Constant Turmoil Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs

The constant turmoil of parenting a child with special needs is difficult to describe. But it is real.  “It feels like our lives are totally out of control. And there is nothing I can do about it,” my husband replied. I looked at my son’s doctor, wondering what she might […]

Am I Doing Too Much For My Child or Not Enough?

“We want him to learn to be social, but not too social.” “Parents must be involved, but not too involved.” “He needs to you to accommodate his needs, but not enable him.” “We want him to make friends, but we don’t want the other kids to feel bad that he […]