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Lessons Learned

September 10, 2015 I’ve been a special mom now for almost thirteen years. I’ve grown into a mom that is stronger and more effective than if my daughter was never born. more »»

Truly special

May 12, 2015 Did you ever stop and think about the person you were before your special child was born? How you have changed…how time and circumstances have changed you from the inside out? The moment we became... more »»

Courage under fire

April 13, 2015 An actor in the movie “Ladder 49” said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the realization that there is something more important than fear. more »»

What is normal

March 12, 2015 What does the word ‘normal’ mean anyway? People use it as a baseline when referring to so many things. more »»

One day at a time

February 12, 2015 I know I’m speaking for all of us when I say we all worry about our kids each and every day. We worry about everything—appointments, procedures, school issues, etc. — my list can go on forever. more »»

Enjoy the journey

December 11, 2014 I’m sure you’ve heard many parent say, “enjoy them while they’re little, they grow up so fast.” I know how true this is because my kids are 15 and 12. more »»

Be thankful

November 14, 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 f. more »»

Are we heroes?

October 13, 2014 Christopher Reeve said, "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. more »»

Change Is Good

September 9, 2014 I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “change is good” in many different situations from a variety of people. But if you’re a parent of child with special needs, you know this isn’t always true. more »»

Trust the Process

May 27, 2014 What is the first thing you think about when you realize how much you’ve endured as a special parent? Do you think about how you’ve changed, evolved as a person and have become the individual you... more »»

Survival mode strength

April 7, 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 »»

The gift of acceptance

December 3, 2013 Recently, my kids were watching “The Santa Clause 3” and one line struck me in a way that only special parents would understand. more »»

Changing the atmosphere

November 11, 2013 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 »»

Endurance for the race

September 30, 2013 When you think of the word endurance, what comes to mind? Runners in a marathon? Men during a football game? When I think of the word endurance, my mind quickly goes to a picture of cross-country... more »»

Hope-filled school year

September 3, 2013 September is here…and if you are a special parent, September usually brings concerns and tension for the upcoming school year. more »»

Finding your strength

May 3, 2013 When you think of the word endurance what comes to your mind? Images of athletes trying to hold on to their strength for their teammates instantly come to mind for me. more »»

Eye of the Storm

April 8, 2013 Knowing how to live from crisis to crisis and from victory to victory is part of our makeup. Since our special child came into the world, we haven’t known life any other way. more »»

Turn off your switch

March 4, 2013 There comes a time in every special parent’s life when they say to themselves, “I just can’t do this anymore — I’m tired. more »»

Your special parent manual

February 4, 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 4, 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 »»



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