Anxiety · Autism · Parenting · Sensory Processing Disorder

Sleep Deprivation and Mothering a Child with Special Needs

I celebrated my birthday last weekend. My family blessed me with exactly the right gift – two nights away to get caught up on sleep. (I know. Can you believe it? They’re awesome!) This was literally the only gift I really wanted. After several years of one sleep battle after another (really 13 years, but… Continue reading Sleep Deprivation and Mothering a Child with Special Needs

Dyslexia · Homeschooling · Special Education At Home

Because Moms Know Best – Here To Help Learning

I looked over the list of speakers and topics. Too many of them made me feel sad. “That would never work for my boys,” I thought to myself over and over again. I went to The Great Homeschool Convention last month, determined to encourage as many mommas, feeling the same sense of being different and… Continue reading Because Moms Know Best – Here To Help Learning

Anxiety · Depression · Parenting

Special Needs Motherhood Is Lonely Work

I have amazing friends. I do. They are generous and encouraging. They are willing to overlook how many times I ignore their text messages. They make me food, pour me tea, and offer me wine. They are the difference between me completely losing it, and me just partially losing it. They love me, well. And… Continue reading Special Needs Motherhood Is Lonely Work

Anxiety · Autism · Sensory Processing Disorder

Helping My Son Enjoy The Summer

I watched my son tense as the water splashed him in the face. The sounds of so many children – laughing, splashing, having fun. The look on my son’s face – crying, stressed, uncomfortable, frustrated. I went over to the side of the pool and asked him if I could help him out. He looked… Continue reading Helping My Son Enjoy The Summer