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Moms of Special Needs Children

Autism and Pit Stops

Ah, spring. The start of vacation season. It begins with spring break and continues until August. Not that we do much traveling besides a few trips to Grandma’s, but I…

Daylight Saving and Autism

I’m not certain who came up with the idea of daylight saving time, although I know they had many good reasons for it. One thing I am fairly certain about,…

Special Needs, Tooth Brushing, and Perspective

This morning I felt defeated. Sadly, that’s a common emotion for me. Even though it takes an Olympic wrestling match to get my autistic daughter into the car, getting her…

First Week of Special Needs School

School started a week ago, but it seems more like a lifetime. My third grader is blossoming, and Rachel’s special needs classroom is a good environment. There isn’t much on…

The Specialness of “Special Needs” Children

Raising any child has its difficulties, but parenting a special needs child can take those same difficulties and make them seem monumental. Each stage brings new challenges, especially socially. How…

Discover Your Love Language

What if you could say or do just the right thing guaranteed to make that special someone feel loved? People express and receive love in different ways. The secret is…

The Uninformed Mom

In a meeting with Rachel’s school last week, I was shocked to find out they had started a new sensory program for her. Three weeks ago. I leaned back in…

How I Communicate With My Autistic Daughter

Yesterday I had a realization. I’ve thought this many times before, but this last time, it stuck with me for some reason. My autistic daughter needs a different communication style…

Ten Rows of Steam-Cleaning Action

I’ve written beforeabout my wonderful relationship with my steam cleaner and its advertised “ten rows of steam-cleaning action.” For a while, though, we hadn’t had many big messes, and I…

Getting Ready for School …

Some mornings, everything falls into place. Others, not so much. Yet each morning, I get up and hope for the best. This morning seemed to be moving along better than…

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