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Special Needs New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Be Informed, Special Needs | 0 comments

Special Needs New Year’s Resolutions

  I spent enough time during the last year jogging with my dog and drinking smoothies full of kale. So, this year I’m taking a break from coming up with a list of New Year’s resolutions that involve me counting calories and yoga hours. Instead, I’m deciding to focus this year’s resolutions around my son. Here they...

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Holiday Love {and Warm Honey Cinnamon Water}

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Be Informed, Special Needs | 3 comments

Holiday Love {and Warm Honey Cinnamon Water}

The holidays are upon us and this year I’m excited because my son is excited! Last year was the first year that my son (diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder) kind of, sort of, a little bit, understood that something different was going on and how to open gifts. This year, though, he gets it even more. He understands that there’s a holiday in...

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Holiday Breathing Room {and Applesauce}

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, In The Kitchen, Special Needs | 0 comments

Holiday Breathing Room {and Applesauce}

This holiday season I’m allowing myself a little breathing room. For Thanksgiving my husband, son, and I were planning to have a small and simple Thanksgiving meal at home. A few days before Thursday, though, a friend of mine invited us to her family’s home an hour and a half away. My reaction? “Yes, yes, yes!” I thought that allowing myself...

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Spina Bifida, Adoption, and Sofi Rose…

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Adoption, Be Informed, Special Needs | 0 comments

Spina Bifida, Adoption, and Sofi Rose…

Adoption.  My husband and I always thought adoption was an amazing thing.  For other people.  We have five beautiful boys, and our plate is full.  Our oldest is eighteen and our youngest is almost six.  We have battled ADD with our oldest son and are currently on quite a journey with our youngest son who has Spina Bifida.  You can read about...

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Allergy Free Halloween Treats

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in Be Informed, Featured Posts, Special Needs | 2 comments

Allergy Free Halloween Treats

I loved Halloween as a kid. Still do! Now, with a kid of my own, it’s double the fun. But, when a child, like mine, has allergies and a very restricted diet, it’s hard to tell him over, and over, and over, “No, you can’t eat that Halloween treat. You’re allergic to it.” Thankfully, more and more allergy-friendly options are becoming...

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Back to School…A Special Needs Reflection

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in Be Informed, Special Needs | 2 comments

Back to School…A Special Needs Reflection

  I turned around and, all of a sudden, my son was off to his first day of Kindergarten! Really? Where does the time go? I didn’t cry. Many moms do. If Facebook had a word cloud for my friends’ recent status updates it would highlight “crying,” kindergarten,” first day,” “my baby,” and “I’m old.” Honestly, I was happy. I...

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Spontaneity and Special Needs

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Be Informed, Special Needs | 0 comments

Spontaneity and Special Needs

This month’s theme, spontaneity, brought me mixed emotions. As the mother of a special needs child that functions best with predictable schedules, I became a bit nervous. Can I practice spontaneity with my child? As I began to ask myself this question, I tried to think positively, perhaps I can. I started to become hopeful, I became excited. And...

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The Spina Bifida Journey

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in ...through MomColoredGlasses, Be Informed, MCG Moms, Mom Perspectives, Special Needs | 1 comment

The Spina Bifida Journey

  This week’s guest contributor is Tracy Jensen, who writes at Dear Life…from Mom of Boys about her life as a mom of five boys, and as a fierce advocate for spina bifida. Her family is also at the beginning of an adoption journey; check out her blog for more of their story, but here is where it began…   July 12, 2006...

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Books for Mom: Kristina’s Top Five Books about Autism

Posted by on Jul 7, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Special Needs | 0 comments

Books for Mom: Kristina’s Top Five Books about Autism

Over two years ago, along with my initial emotions and concerns following my son’s autism diagnosis, I was thrust into a world with a lot of information and opinions about autism spectrum disorders (asd). The renowned children’s neurologist and psychologist that diagnosed my son couldn’t tell me if my son would progress at all, let alone...

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Simple Summer Literacy

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Kids, Looking Home, Special Needs | 0 comments

Simple Summer Literacy

  Encouraging a child’s love for reading doesn’t need to be put on pause just because school is out for the summer. This goes for both typically developing children and children with special needs. Early literacy is crucial, and as parents, we can continue to promote the main tenets during the summer months. These include phonological...

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