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Changing the atmosphere

March 1, 2018 If you're a special parent, I'm sure you can recall the moment you became "special." You remember the minute, maybe the day or week…. more »»

Be Thankful

November 15, 2014 We all have things to be thankful for at this time of year--and always. But since we all go through our days so very busy, we miss out on appreciating the little things in our day to be grateful fo. more »»

Survival Mode Strength

April 2, 2014 Have you ever stopped to think about the person you were before you became a special parent? How did you spend your days? What was your main focus? What did you do in your spare time? I’ve often... more »»

Eye of the Storm

March 28, 2013 Knowing how to live from crisis to crisis and from victory to victory is part of our make up. Since our special child came into the world, we haven’t known life any other way. more »»

Turn Off Your Switch

February 27, 2013 There comes a time in every special parent’s life when you say to yourself, “I just can’t do this anymore. I’m tired. more »»

Your Special Parent Manual

February 15, 2013 We all want the best for our kids — the best services, care and education. From the moment we learned our kids were differently-abled, we began searching for all that our child may need. more »»

Lights of Hope

December 6, 2012 Sometimes on this special parenting journey we feel like we can’t see anything that lies ahead of us. We are taking steps in survival mode, not knowing where it will lead us. more »»

We Need Each Other

September 4, 2012 Where are you on your special parenting journey? Have you just recently received your map and are trying to find your direction or have you been traveling this road for awhile and don’t need your... more »»

Just Cry

May 31, 2012 We all try to be superheroes for our kids, always “on” and ready for the next thing they may need. more »»

Trust Your Heart

May 4, 2012 I believe all parents have instincts, or parental intuition, and I feel parents of children with special needs have a little more of these instincts – because we need them. more »»

What’s Your Story?

March 29, 2012 I recently had the privilege of hearing two men, Chaz Kellem and Chris Mielo, who use wheelchairs for mobility speak about overcomin. more »»

Through Their Eyes

February 23, 2012 We all want the best for our children. We want to see them progress in the areas that they struggle in, sometimes even before they are developmentally ready for it. more »»

The Gift of Our Words

December 2, 2011 Even though it is called the “most wonderful time of the year,” the holidays can be a source of stress for families of children with special needs. more »»

Special Siblings Need Time Too

June 29, 2011 This month is dedicated to all of the special siblings, and siblings to-be. more »»

Not-so-Ordinary Miracles

June 16, 2011 When you hear the word “miracle” what are some of the first things that come to your mind? I think the answer to this question will depend on many things — your life experiences, your faith, et. more »»

It Takes A Village

April 28, 2011 I’m sure you have heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” When you are speaking of a child with a disability, that saying couldn’t be truer. more »»

Revive Your Heart

April 1, 2011 From the moment we found out our child would be differently-abled, our hearts changed forever. It takes some time to get used to this transformation. more »»

What Will You Accomplish Today?

March 8, 2011 When you think about the word “accomplishment” what comes to mind? A football game victory? A term paper completed? Many things can start to flood our minds. more »»

Special Parent, Special Heart

March 8, 2011 Special parenting decision-making can be absolutely maddening at times. Ever since we learned our child was not typically developing, we all have gone in and out of what I call “Survival Mod. more »»

I Have Been There

April 1, 2010 When you are raising a child with special needs, you see the world in a whole new way—because our kids have changed the make-up of our hearts, the way in which we respond to things around us has... more »»



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