Category Archives: Special Needs

Mother and Daughter10 Things Parents of Special Needs Kids Want You to Know

For this article, I posed the question “What do we, as parents of disabled/special needs kids, want others to know?” on a support group for families, parents, and individuals of kids who have disabilities. The responses were much the same, … Continue reading

Pediatric Stroke Survivor: Meet Lexi

Hi! My name is Lexi! I’m almost 3 years old. When I was a baby, I had a stroke. I hope that you will enjoy reading about me and always remember that KIDS HAVE STROKES TOO! CHASA: Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke … Continue reading

Lexi's Piggy BankLexi’s Piggy Bank: Pediatric Stroke Survivor

As some of you know, I am a mother of a spunky little girl who is a Pediatric Stroke Survivor. We are incredibly blessed that she is even alive and doing so amazing. I will be writing an article or … Continue reading

WeehooThe Amazing Weehoo: Product Review

This summer, in my quest of saving money on our monthly gas bill (ouch),  I  wanted to purchase an attachment for my bike that my daughter could enjoy riding around on.  Being six years old and having special needs I … Continue reading


I have a confession to make. I make fun of cheerleaders. Not all cheerleaders…just some. I was that sports girl, playing basketball, volleyball, softball, ran some track and I’d say to myself, “I’m going to try out for cheerleading as a … Continue reading

Every [Child] is Different

Earlier this week, L received her 3rd round of Botox Treatments on her right side, and so she has been a little weaker due to the recent treatment. I typically put her in her leg/ankle brace so she’ll have a little … Continue reading

Save Children With Special Needs

Last weekend my husband and I went to the movies and, prior to our featured film, we saw both the ad from Coke-a-Cola and an upcoming new movie to promote saving the chimpanzees.  Not to mention the inaccuracy regarding their … Continue reading

SoccerWhat Does a Sensory Diet have to do with ADHD and Autism?

Many children today are being diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, Asperger, and Autism.  We sometimes focus on the behavior, but never really understand what causes the behavior. Some children have Sensory Integration Disorder and depending on the severity it can hinder … Continue reading

Ballet SlippersSomething’s Magical About the Theatre

Growing up I quickly discovered that I loved the stage.  Whether I was on it or in front of it, it called to my soul.  I would mentally move with every step of a dancer or an actor during a … Continue reading

Child with Mom Practicing Speech TherapyQuit Asking Questions – What?

Every week my son and I have a speech therapist come to my house and train me on how to help him learn how to speak. My son is almost 2 years old and is experiencing a speech delay. Of … Continue reading

School InclusionSchool Inclusion Is Important

When I sent my youngest child, and only daughter, off to school this year to start kindergarten I was terrified.  She, on the other hand, was utterly thrilled.  My daughter has Down syndrome, and up to this point she has … Continue reading