Round-Up

There are a few topics that seem to resurface more often than others. Here we “Round-Up” these topics and share more information to try to make things a little easier on you. These articles will cover a wide variety of topics. Some of the articles are written by MOM while others are written by guest writers. If you have a topic that you think our MOMs would like to see here or if you are interested in being a future guest writer, please email us.

For the Days you Think you Just Aren’t Good Enough

I woke up at 7:30 just like every morning, placed my feet upon the ground, but I felt heavier somehow.  My first thought was it must have been the extra cookies I had indulged in the night before, but I ate them with my eyes closed, so clearly those calorie ...
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Bessy and Harry

I'd like you to meet Bessy, She is white with some gold stripes and she is pretty huge. Bessy is our 1999 Chevy Hi top accessible van with a wheelchair lift. We purchased Bessy about 10 months ago, she was dirty, needed tires and other mechanical gizmos and gadgets, but ...
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Mother’s Day Connection

This past weekend I celebrated my 9th Mother's Day. There is nothing I wanted more in this world than to be a mother and there is nothing I cherish more than my daughter, but Mother's Day can be a tad bitter sweet ...
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Would I change a thing??

Some recent events that I have read or heard about got me really thinking.. If I knew what I knew now and had a choice to live with what is my now normal with my special needs child or choose to not have them at all.. Would I change a ...
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How Much can We Take?

I laid in bed wondering last night, how much one person, one human being can honestly take.  It was not supposed to be a pity party, it did not even start as a self-directed thought really, just one passing thought amongst many others I got stuck on for too long.  My mind ...
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The Dreaded IEP

I am a mom of a 35, 29 and 27 year old, all having IEP's from the day they began school. First in NY and then in Florida, I learned a lot about how the system works, or does not work. In total, I figured that I sat at the ...
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Another one

It's funny, I never wanted kids.  I was never one of those people who grew up and couldn't wait to be a mom, who knew that was their calling or destiny.  I actually never even considered having children until I met my husband, and gradually my thought pattern began to ...
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Here’s a shout out for Diversity!

For many years now, I have been involved with volunteer opportunities regarding Disability Advocacy. I have served on Boards, Councils and with support groups. I have seen how slowly the wheels of progress and understanding move but I have been able to SEE those wheels move towards a better awarene ...
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Learning to Embrace Homeschooling our Special Needs Child and Why it Wasn’t Easy

Our daughter started off her kindergarten year just like every other eager five year old.  She counted down the days until she could get her oh so grown self onto the bus, make new friends, meet her very first teacher, learn to read, and gain that little bit of fly-from-the-nest independence that ...
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Obtaining a Second Opinion

Sometimes in the course of life, whether for special needs or not, we need to obtain a second opinion. Whether for ourselves or our children, it can be hard to know where to start. I took Jaxson to Dallas at the beginning of January, and it took months of research ...
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