Summer School That Isn’t School

  Like many of you, I am dragging my family over that school year finish line this month. I'm tired. My boys are tired. Our school has slipped into a haze of hurry up and finish just this one thing combined with science projects that I should've supervised a bit better, but instead turned my 11 year old's hands glittery purple for four days....Read More

What Do I Do When Church Hurts?

I have heard so many stories lately. Stories from moms of unique little ones, just like mine. Stories of pain, misunderstanding, harsh criticism, and sorrow. Stories about church. Three years ago this week, I had a post go viral for the very first time. I wrote When Church Hurts, to describe the experience of church for my son, and to plead for a just...Read More

Things Doctors Just Shouldn’t Say To A Special Needs Mom

"Where do all these diagnoses come from? Are your children adopted?" I hung up the phone with the doctor a few minutes later and thought, "Well, add that to the list of awkward moments as a mom of children with special needs." There have been so many questions and comments over the years that have floored me. From professionals. From folks who deal with...Read More

When You Want To Quit (and you will want to quit)

I am really struggling with everything right now. The constant meltdowns are just getting to be too much. I am not sure I can do this much longer. How do you do all this and not feel like you want to quit? A sweet mom emailed me this question last week. I receive a variation of this all the time. All. The. Time. I...Read More