Category Archives: Special Needs Family & Parenting

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 »

Diary of a special needs mom: The Realities of Planning the Perfect, Relaxing Vacation

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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.  Planning a vacation… Read more »

To Grandmother’s House We Go: Traveling for the Holidays with Special Needs

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Almost one third of Americans will travel for the holidays, many of them to visit family. These trips can seem a little daunting for special needs families, but it can be done. Here are some tips to help make your holiday travels easier.