Category Archives: Take Care of Yourself

Coping, Being a Special Needs Parent, and Taking Care of Yourself

Coping, Being a Special Needs Parent, and Taking Care of Yourself

cope, a verb 1. to struggle or deal, especially on fairly even terms or with some degree of success 2. to face and deal with responsibilities, problems, or difficulties, especially successfully or in a  calm or adequate manner When you have a child with special needs, you’re going to need to cope. Whether it be coping with a meltdown over a change in routine, an upcoming surgery, a meeting with your child’s school, or just another day in the life. It’s how we get through the hard times,…Continue Reading

The Calm in the Storm

The Calm in the Storm

Parenting a child with special needs is drama. Constant, never-ending drama. Occasionally, you’ll get what feels like a break. It’s not the calm after the storm. That indicates that the storm has ended. I guess it’s more like being in the eye of a hurricane, when everything is calm and still, but only briefly, before…Continue Reading

Domestic Violence – October is the Awareness Month

Domestic Violence – October is the Awareness Month

Spouse abuse, dating abuse, relationship abuse, it can be physical or mental or both, it happens in teens dating; married couples, and yes same sex couples.  No one in a relationship should allow themselves to be abused nor should anyone abuse another person.  Sadly the reality is, abuse happens in America every nine seconds.  In…Continue Reading

Weight Loss is Not a Race

Weight Loss is Not a Race

The following post is sponsored by Nutrisystem. It’s easy to look at yourself every day and think about all that you haven’t accomplished.  Whether the evening is your measuring time, reflecting on that day’s “to do” list, or the morning, when you consider where you’re going and how you’re going to get there… we tend…Continue Reading

Reassess a Father with Gentle Eyes

Reassess a Father with Gentle Eyes

There were times I thought he was just too crabby. Not having a good outlook, too negative, refusing to see the good that can be within a family with significant special needs. There was a time when I took this all personally, a little snappiness here, a little snarky comment there….I would push back, defensive,…Continue Reading