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Category: special needs

A Glimpse

A Glimpse

Walking this road isn’t always easy.  Many times people will see us for just a brief amount of time, and all looks well.  When you get just a glimpse into someone’s life, you have to remember that it’s just that – a glimpse – and […]

The Goodness of One Simple Moment

The Goodness of One Simple Moment

Many good things have happened in our home lately – many!  I’m taking note of all the blessings.  But last week?  My heart.  My heart has overflowed with the goodness of one simple moment. I don’t write about the special needs aspect of our lives […]

A Man Called Poppy

A Man Called Poppy

I’m pulling out an older post to share about one of my heroes. This post is from about a year ago, and I still count Poppy as a hero to our family! Last week I wrote about sending our son to kids’ camp, and how […]

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, part 5

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, part 5

This has been such a beneficial series for me!  I have learned a lot, and hope that this information has made it to some others who have also needed to read it!  A big thanks to Amy Fenton Lee for letting me post a few of […]

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, part 4

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, part 4

Today is part 4 in the series of understanding the mother of a child with autism.  I am really enjoying this series by Amy Fenton Lee, and I’m grateful that she’s letting me borrow excerpts to share with you!  You can find Amy‘s full blog […]

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, Part 3

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, Part 3

This is the third in a series of five posts dealing with things to know about the mother of a child with autism (relevant for any set of special needs).  The full text to this series is authored by Amy Fenton Lee, is being used […]

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, Part 2

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, Part 2

I’m excited to share Part 2 from Amy Fenton Lee’s blog series on “5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child Diagnosed with Autism”.  Again, this focuses on understanding the mother of a child with autism, but applies well to both parents.  This […]

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, Part 1

5 Things to Know about the Mother of a Child with Autism, Part 1

 This is the first in a series of 5 posts dealing with understanding a mother of a child with autism.  The series is originally authored by Amy Fenton Lee, is being used with permission, and can be found at the blog for The Inclusive Church. […]

How To (Maybe) Successfully Get Your Child’s Hair Cut

How To (Maybe) Successfully Get Your Child’s Hair Cut

Do you have a child (or know a child) with sensory issues?  Then you likely know the frustration that can come when it’s time for a haircut.  The fear associated with scissors, the buzzing of the clippers that seem to hurt or are too loud […]

Review: One Year Ago

Review: One Year Ago

Tonight, kind of just for fun, I looked back to see if I’d blogged in 2011, on October 14th.  Sure enough, I had.  And it was such a timely post.  In the past year, since that post, we’ve made many new friends and contacts.  Some […]