Helping Your Child Who Wrestles with Drop-Off Anxiety; Special Needs or Not!

Sitting in the school drop off line, watching the kids and parents as they come and go. One particular day a particular dad caught my eye. His son would not let go of him. Tears ensued. Dad was patient. He tried many things. Only to have his son follow him right back to the parking … Continue reading Helping Your Child Who Wrestles with Drop-Off Anxiety; Special Needs or Not!

Survival of the Fittest is a Load of Crap; A Special Needs Mom’s New Year’s Resolution Hope

Okay so it’s not a complete load of crap. It is, in fact, a fairly accurate description of how things work. The strong survive. We like to think of ourselves this way. Those of us who can pull ourselves up by our boot straps. Those of us who need the least help. We can get … Continue reading Survival of the Fittest is a Load of Crap; A Special Needs Mom’s New Year’s Resolution Hope

Don’t Stop Inviting Us: A Peek Into the Holidays in a Special Needs, Blended Family

Don’t stop inviting us. I wrestle with migraines. Sometimes I have to cancel plans last minute. Don’t stop inviting me. A few of my children struggle with difficult behaviors. Sometimes we have to pace ourselves because of them and say no. Don’t stop inviting us. Our family has a rigid custody schedule. Sometimes we have … Continue reading Don’t Stop Inviting Us: A Peek Into the Holidays in a Special Needs, Blended Family