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A Peek at Being a Special Needs Parent

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“God only gives special kids to special parents!” Nah. I promise that’s not true. I’m a super regular mom, with a super regular set of...

How to Talk to a Mom of a Child with Autism

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You’ve seen them. They are ahead of you in line at the grocery store, standing next to you in the school parking lot waiting...

An Adoption Tale: Part 2

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By now you would think I would know not to compare one pregnancy to another. They are never the same. Even when you think...

The Gift of a Special Needs Diagnosis

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They say that there is always that one kid who challenges you the most, the one who keeps you up at night. Our oldest...

A PEEK AT BEING A SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT

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“God only gives special kids to special parents!” Nah. I promise that's not true. I'm a super regular mom, with a super regular set of...

MOM CONFESSION: What It’s REALLY Like Parenting a Child with ADHD

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What it’s really like to parent a kid with ADHD is a challenge in and of itself to articulate. ADHD shows up in so...

AUTISM IN THE TRENCHES: CRYING AT CHIPOTLE

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Here I am sitting in the parking lot of Chipotle, and I glance over and notice a woman in her late 20s, early 30s...

A Letter to my Autistic Son

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Dear Patrick, It’s late, and your father and I put you to bed long ago, but I still hear you cooing. You occasionally punctuate your...

CAREER SACRIFICES OF A SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT

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I would be a liar if I said I never dreamed of only working part-time or being a stay-at-home mom when I had children....

FAMILY PLANNING WITH GENETIC DIFFERENCES

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It was almost a year ago when I first shared my unexpected journey into motherhood. As was true of those first few months, my...

THE SILVER LININGS OF BEING A SPECIAL NEEDS PARENT

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While looking back at my previous blog topics, it occurred to me that the majority of my posts revolve around the trials of raising...

A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER’S DOCTOR(S)

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  Dear Doctor, I never thought I would become “that” parent. As a School Psychologist, I have regularly encountered what is often perceived as the demanding,...
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