Tag Archives: father of child with special needs

Our “Giving Thanks” Tradition

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“As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible.” ― Ann Voskamp Thanksgiving 2017, is on its way and we are preparing to usher in another whirlwind holiday season.  As parents, we have chaotic schedules, hungry kids, extra long grocery lines and sleepless nights. So the times we… Read more »

The Ripple Effect

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Living the life of luxury, not really, the life of therapy, and chaos. Inconsistency was consistent in my house.  Modify, adjust, juggle etc.  Our son, Abram, never slept and that impacted me, my family, my friends, relationships, and job. (the energizer bunny that never stopped!) I knew I needed to… Read more »

Being Social and It’s Not On Facebook

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Eye contact, showing interest, holding a conversation, Miss Manners may have gone by the wayside of the wall phone however good social skills have not! So how do we pry our kids away from the phones and video games to show them that social isn’t an app or on a… Read more »

Find Your Place in the Sun – 3 Easy Activities to Get The Family Outside

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“I’m bored!” Two weeks into summer break and the whining begins. Do I look like “Julie McCoy, your cruise director?” (Shout out to The Love Boat!) No, but apparently the little minions who begged for sweet freedom from the routine of the school year have now decided that Mom is… Read more »

Cheap and Fun – Affordable Family Vacations

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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 »

Let the Storm Pass

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Hurricane Abram is gaining speed. I sighed then I yelled for him to get his bike put away and himself in the van for the umpteenth time. We were headed out and we were going to be late. Abram is very attached to his bike and likes to go at… Read more »

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

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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 »

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 »