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A Special Needs Parent – What You Don’t See

I never planned to be a parent of a child who has special needs. Don’t get me wrong, I never thought anything negative about others, it just was not something that I thought would happen to our family. But when it did, I felt like the ground below us was trembling. Each and every day is a new challenge. I don’t know if I will get a call or note from the school.  If my child will have a major melt down over something that I honestly had no control over. Sure our melt downs have  ...

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2015 Gift Guide, Kids, Reviews/Giveaways

Cook by Colours – Independence in the Kitchen #NCGiftGuide2015

My oldest LOVES to cook and be in the kitchen. But sadly I don’t always have the time to have him in there with me which makes him a little annoyed.  Lately he has been wanting to get in there more, so I have been trying to slow down and let him be a little more independent. I mean what’s better then a man who can cook? His future wife will thank me! With him showing more interest and wanting to do more on his own, I knew I needed to find a way that we both could feel  ...

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Six Things Not to Say to a Parent with a Special Needs Child

Parenting is challenging on a good day, throw in a child with special needs and your whole world can be turned upside down. Simple outings or tasks that seem simple enough can take on a whole new challenge to a child with special needs. There are many things I have heard over the years that drove me bonkers. So I decided to share my list of 6 things you should not say to a parent of a child with special needs. Don’t ever tell them it is something they did. I can promise you they are  ...

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