Feb 26, 2013
Date night? If you’re the parent of a child with special needs, you may be asking yourself, “What is date night?” Guest blogger Kimberly Drew gives her answer to that question in today’s post.
What’s a Date??!!
Every now and then, I see a friend post something on Facebook about a date they went on with their husband. I want...
Feb 20, 2013
Advocacy is part of every parent’s job description. As parents of children with special needs, we find ourselves on the job at unexpected times and in unexpected places as this post by guest blogger Ellen Stumbo shows.
On Being an Advocate: Speak Up!
I first heard his scream among the crowd. That garbled yell that came either too soon or too...
Feb 13, 2013
Think tanks. Guest blogger Kimberly Drew created her own think tank to find solutions for problems associated with her daughter, Abigail’s special needs, which include cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, hearing loss, microcephaly, and oral dysphagia.
The Great Cup Quest Think Tank
Since our daughter was old enough and able to use a sippy cup,...
Feb 6, 2013
An autism diagnosis for daughter Kylie was guest blogger Amy Stout’s first step on her family’s unexpected parenting journey. A recent date with husband Dan to the movies left Amy feeling a deep connection with the title of the first Hobbit movie…An Unexpected Journey.
An Unexpected Journey
Eleanor Roosevelt once said:
Jan 30, 2013
EA/TEF Awareness Month 2013 is almost over, but it can’t pass without a word from Christine Lester, a Different Dream blogger who’s son Billy was born with EA/TEF. Christine’s a little preoccupied with some exciting family developments these days, so she suggested using a lighthearted piece she wrote a couple years ago. The...