Category: Special Needs

When I post pictures of Emmy or updates of her health and development, I always get an overwhelming amount of “prayer hand” emojis. I always appreciate good thoughts for...

Today started out as a regular ol’ Thursday.  Alarm clocks ringing, bowls of cereal spilling, frantically looking for that missing homework paper that we most definitely finished late the...

Yes, you read the title correctly. I am totally blind due to being born three months premature. My husband is sighted, which means he does all the driving and...

Dear Fellow Mom, I know your island feels completely deserted at times. All at once it’s back again — that all too familiar twinge. Like a sharp prick. Tiny,...

Dear friend, Can you tell me what it’s like? I promise, I’m not intending to be rude, just genuinely curious. The only child I have, well, she is different...

Sometimes it feels like we’re raising our boy under a ticking clock. To some degree, every parent feels that way. We tend to judge ourselves by how quickly our...

When we think of the word “disability,” we typically don’t imagine the enormous spectrum of the disabilities that impact people today. From hearing or vision impairments to chronic pain...

After the wildest, most chaotic days in my house, once the kids are all finally asleep at night and I crack open a beer, snuggle on the couch with...

Today is a Wednesday. There is nothing special about today except that it is the eve of my oldest daughter’s birthday, her sweet sixteen. Tomorrow will be a day of celebration with...

A week before my daughter was scheduled to start preschool, I spoke with her teacher and learned that a field trip was planned for her third day of class....