Posts tagged parenting skills
Vital Things Parents Should Consider When Expecting a Child With Special Needs

 I had the pleasure of having Emily Graham from MightyMoms.net do this guest post for me. What great info!!

Each year, millions of children are born with disabilities. These children are special blessings in your life and can enrich you, body and soul. And, through the years, you’ll learn and grow along with your child. Whether your child has physical or mental disabilities, your home needs to be modified and usable. Doing big fixes can quickly eat away at your budget, but there are also smaller fixes that are inexpensive and just as useful. Here are a couple ideas.

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The Higher The Ponytail - The Better The Day!

So all of us Moms can relate to this one definite thing - there will ABSOLUTELY be days filled with chaos and wanting to pull out your hair.  You will wake up with a knot in your stomach and think you can't get through another day.

You will wake up to a sink probably filled with dishes from the night before.  Too tired at the end of the day to load the dishwasher.  Let's be honest, the thought of housework after you have tucked the kids into bed (if they even go to bed) is not a turn - on.  You will avoid that dreaded sink at all costs.

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Stress - Free Guide To Reading For Kindergarten

For first-time parents, kindergarten is a major milestone. It is the beginning of their child’s education journey and they are beyond stressed out. To that, Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan says ‘Chill out and grab a glass of wine”. 

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Open Letter To Parents Of Special Needs Kids

Dear parents with special needs kids,

I hope this letter will not offend anyone.  I have 2 boys - 22 & 19- and my oldest boy, Casey, is on the spectrum.  At this point in my life, I feel like I could pass on some knowledge.

The reason is very important - I survived and did not break!  It was definitely a roller coaster, which I so love, with ups and downs and turns you never expected!

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To Moms Of Twins - Hold On Tight!

I want to first say, I am NOT the mother of twins.  But, I have an identical sister.  So I feel I can give some sound advice to Moms of twins.  Something wonderful happened to my Mom - she survived!

No one can prepare you for 2 babies - at least that's what my mom Joannie said. She says she earned every one of her gray hairs and she says that proudly.

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Fat Shaming - When The Hell Is It Gonna Stop??

Singer/Songwriter Pink had something to say to some fat shamers.  The response was awesome!  She told them she looked and felt beautiful and that her dress was fabulous!  Pink said her husband said there is more booty to grab and he LOVES it!!

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Fifty Shades Of Grey - Sleep Or Crazy Sex???

So I read all 3 books in The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.  I was soo excited when movie execs decided to put the story on screen.  I counted down the days!

Reading those books, takes you away from all the chaos that is our lives as "Moms".  To go on a fantasy ride with 2 people who don't seem to have a care in the world was fabulous!

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One Trick To Survive The Holidays!

Okay, so "Turkey" day is upon us.  The table is set and the shopping is done!

If that is the truth, I will kiss the ground you walk on.  I still have to go shopping!!  And I know I will be jamming my cart into the backs of people clogging the aisles!  Oh Well.

But as I have gotten "wiser" in my old age, I have learned an important lesson.  To survive the family tensions and the "mother-in-law", there is one thing to do.

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Parenting Pressure - Opinions - Everyone Has One!

Over the years, I have gotten ALOT of advice and opinions from other people.  Especially when you have a child who is different.  People want to solve the problem and fix the child for you.  First off, who says he or she needs to be "fixed".

In today's society, we  want our children to be the best, look the best, and be the smartest.  Struggling or adversity in a child's life is the worst thing that could happen.

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The Real Meaning of Motherhood

So many of us women have asked this one question over and over again in our heads - what is motherhood really and how good of a job am I doing?

Well, first off my kids are 21 and 18 and I am still figuring this so-called job out.  There are times where I sit and daydream and think of all the mistakes I made and the many more I am gonna make!

In today's society, we as women seem to be soo hard on ourselves and want everything perfect.  Every detail of our life and our kids are categorized into groups and priorities.  We seem to forget to enjoy the littlest things in life.

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Kids With Special Needs Going Back To School - Just Breathe!

Most Moms are sooo excited for summer to be over.  Youtube shows videos of Moms dancing and lining the streets cheering as the bus pulls up to get their kids.

But for Moms with special needs kids, this could be a nightmare.  These feelings of dread usually start the night before.

When my son Casey would start school after the summer, I would just pray that he would get on the bus. That there would be no meltdowns or tears, just smiles.  Yeah right!

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