Posts tagged special needs moms
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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Every Child Comes In Different Packaging And This One Is Special!

Samuel Forrest has been living a nightmare since his son, Leo, was born on Jan. 21. According to the New Zealander who's been living and working in Armenia, moments after Leo was born, doctors ushered Samuel into an office to meet his son and informed the new dad that Leo has Down syndrome. Undeterred by the news, Samuel took Leo in to see his wife and was immediately confronted with the biggest decision of his life. "I got the ultimatum right then," he told Good Morning America. "She told me if I kept him, then we would get a divorce."

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Letting Go Of That Perfect Child - Embracing A Special Needs One

Is there really a perfect child?  Is there one that never has to deal with failure?  Well, I say "Who cares!"

Casey is my oldest son and is now 22 years old.  When he was little, all I did was compare him to my friend's kids.  Well, that was the biggest mistake I could ever do.

Casey is a special needs child and would never do what my friend's kids did or it would take him a hell of a lot longer to do them.  He still can't ride a bicycle, but he can make us laugh.

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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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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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Workin 9 to 5 - What a Way To Make A Livin

Well, my youngest son is now in North Carolina at college and my husband says to me " Well, don't you think it is time?"  I reply " Huh?"

I know EXACTLY what he is talking about.  It is time for me to get the dreaded "full-time job".  LOL.  I actually have been waiting for this moment for 22 years. ( My oldest son is 21).  I consistently dreamed about it when my kids were throwing up or having temper tantrums!  It was my "happy place".

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