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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 »»

Special indeed

November 5, 2012 Over the years, I have met several special families—all “special” in their own wa. more »»

Trust in yourself

October 15, 2012 “No one knows your child like you do”…. I say this every day to families I work with—and I believe it with everything inside of m. 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 GP... more »»

Just cry

May 22, 2012 We all try to be superheroes for our kids—-always be “on” and ready for the next thing they may need. more »»

Trust your heart

May 3, 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 »»



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