Moms of special needs children tend to downplay or outright ignore their health. The needs of the child are so great we master the art of caring for them even when our needs are greater. We become so adept at neglecting ourselves for our child we do it without thought. It’s not an attention seeking… Read More Even Wonder Women Needs An Oxygen Mask
You know those ads on Facebook? Well, I finally ordered something from one. Different Not Less was advertising magnetic shoe closures. The goal is to give disabled kids more freedom. The claim is that children with fine motor difficulties who can’t tie their shoes will be able to put their shoes on independently with these… Read More Magnetic Shoe Closure Review
“Your baby may not survive the night. So, I will sleep on a couch in the NICU so I can be close to him when he needs me,” the neonatologist said to us. My husband, Steve, and I glanced at one another. I had just given birth to our son DJ, nearly two months premature.… Read More The Glorious First Sunrise -The DJ Journey 2
This is the time of year when everyone wants to know how DJ and I manage all the Halloween mania. As parents know, October can be tough on special needs kids. Uncomfortable costumes, sensory overload and an innate fear of overly excited children can combine to create disaster. So, I thought I’d share a few pictures of… Read More Snaps of Halloween
As you all know I have been in the throes of my yearly pre-school breakdown. Our homeschool starts on Tuesday and despite the annual nervous fit I have, I generally at least have the bulletin board done by now. Not so this year. This year I decided to be Mommy, teacher, therapist, nurse, AND writer. Why?… Read More School Saved by …. Pokemon?
How did this happen? How did summer end and school begin without my permission? Granted I have more freedom because I homeschool. But because I homeschool I’m also more frantic! I need a homeschool 911. You know someone I could call to write my lesson plans and figure out the schedule. I’m willing to teach the… Read More School – AGAIN??!!
We’ve all had the days when we get up late, can’t find the car keys, spill coffee after slamming on the brakes for the car in front of us and wind up 15 minutes late to work stressed out. That’s every day for a kid with sensory issues. Add changing schools or classes to that… Read More Joan Zone: Your student’s map to success
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Today I saw a video of you shamelessly mocking a kid on the autism spectrum. I am the mother of two special needs sons one of which who is on the spectrum. I am also the founder of P3 an online support group for parents with special needs kids. I say this to let you… Read More Open Letter To 50 Cent
In a world that is daily increasing in the number of special needs children, it is exceptionally important what parents teach their typical children. Even toddlers have the ability to recognize that DJ is unlike them. Of all the responses we receive in public, we never had one like today. Costco shoppers have always been… Read More What Does Time Cost at Costco?