Category Archives: Special Needs Family & Parenting

Cheap and Fun – Affordable Family Vacations

Remember when a cheap and fun vacation was you and four of your girlfriends crammed in your dad’s Buick Regal, driving 14 hours straight through to a Florida beach, camping in a tent, eating ramen noodles and drinking Peach Riunite wine? We are ADULTING now. We can do better. Our… Read more »

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N-!

It’s time! Time to pack your sunscreen, and trashy summer reads. To feel the wind in your hair. A pair of flip flops, oversized sunglasses, some shorts and you’re gleefully skipping out the door. But wait, this is not a party of one as it is in your daydreams. There are… Read more »

Let’s Get Crafty

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Crafts, kids love them.  However, mention the word “crafts” to a parent and it can send the most seasoned into a downward adult beverage drinking spiral. Do I have time for this and how much of a mess will I have to clean up?   Relax we want to make it… Read more »

How the Littlest Things Make the Biggest Impact

The oldest adage still rings true today—it’s the little things that help differentiate one thing from another, and when you have a family member with special needs, it’s the little things, like the way that strangers interact with our family in public, that can make the biggest impact. For instance,… Read more »

Surprised by Generosity

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Take a trip back in time with me to late November/December 2012. I remember deciding to stop for a little treat at my favorite yogurt shop and I was enjoying a birthday cake cup with hot fudge and a lot of berries (ya know, because that makes it healthy) when… Read more »

Diary of a Special Needs Dad

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The perception of “dad’s place within the family” in America has evolved over time alongside changes in gender roles and society as a whole.  While this perception pertains to all fathers, everywhere, it goes double for father’s that parent children with special needs.  It is from this unique perspective that… Read more »

Diary of a Special Needs Sibling

The following narrative blends stories from our real Abram’s Bed families to fictionally capture the trials and successes we experience as special needs families. None of the names or situations is meant to resemble a specific reality, but the universal difficulties are intended to enlighten and endear. People tend to… Read more »

Diary of a Special Needs Mom: Back to School Jitters

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The following narrative blends stories from our real Abram’s Bed families to fictionally capture the trials and successes we experience as special needs families. None of the names or situations is meant to resemble a specific reality, but the universal difficulties are intended to enlighten and endear. In my family,… Read more »