Tag Archives: special needs resources

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 »

Loving Learning for a Lifetime

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Summer learning loss. Words that strike fear in the hearts of every uber-busy parent. Have we languished in the lazy unstructured days of summer at the cost of our child’s education? Will they launch back into the school year excited and ready to dive into academia? Or have they overdosed… 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 »

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 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 »