Category Archives: Living with Special Needs

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

When You Need Rainbows and Unicorns

It has been a hard couple of months. My daughter got disappointing results on the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test, despite having been in occupational therapy for four years. According to her most recent scope, she probably has some other food allergies lurking, causing reactions in her GI tract. We’re having to go through medical review…Continue Reading

Sudden Death Due To Epilepsy

Sudden Death Due To Epilepsy

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. We will be hosting a month long campaign that will provide valuable information, facts, resources about Epilepsy, and what you can do to not only manage the day to day living with epilepsy but also become a voice to be heard. A crucial important fact regarding epilepsy that needs to…Continue Reading

Easter Help in a Allergy World

Easter Help in a Allergy World

I see a Robin, I see butter cups, I see Easter baskets in the grocery stores.  NO!  Nothing strikes terror in a Mom’s heart as quickly as realizing another holiday with candy is upon us.  If your child has dietary restriction or you choose to avoid certain additives in foods, you know what a battle…Continue Reading

Making the Decision to Homeschool

Making the Decision to Homeschool

Like I mentioned in my previous post about virtual schools, it just wasn’t an option that was ever on our radar.  My husband and I both work full time and neither of us had any significant challenges in the public school system so we just assumed that our kids would attend as well.  Ah the…Continue Reading

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

Choosing What’s Best, Not What’s Easy

My daughter is an artist. She pairs clothing based on rules I can’t discern, garnering compliments from style-savvy people. She makes jewelry and crafts out of tidbits she finds―pebbles, old pencils, buttons, bolts, those little plastic pom-pom streamers from a child’s bicycle handle―things others overlook as trash. Last summer, as she prepared to go to…Continue Reading

Special Emergency Weather Preparedness

Special Emergency Weather Preparedness

In our house, we have to prepare in a lot of special ways for certain circumstances.  Serious weather and natural disasters are just one of the things we have to be ready for and prepare for the unexpected. It can be very difficult to predict how our oldest daughter will react to some situations. D…Continue Reading