You Don't Have To Be The "Tough Mom"

Unfortunately, my sweet little daughter has some health issues. The other day I counted 8 different doctors that she sees on a regular basis. On her medical charts, the doctors describe her as "aggressively uncooperative". She has grown to hate doctors, and she has every right to. I would hate it too. ...more
heatherhess You are definitely not alone!more

Of Mice And Men And Mermaids: The Challenge Of Special Needs And Siblings

"Mom will you sing 'Morningtown Train' tonight?" she asks as we eat dinner."Oh, Boo, you know I can't. That song is too long and David climbs all over me and ruins it for us," I say.Anna nods, dejectedly. "How about...'Goodnight, My Someone'?" she asks, hopefully."Okay," I relent. "But only the first verse. You two need to get to bed."...more

My Children are Unique NOT Special Needs

Hey everyone this my first post on this site, therefore, being my first and with everything going on at my home I decided to discusss the differences of special needs and what I call "unique" kids.  I should warn that this post is probably not politically correct, but it is soley my opinion on the subject. I currently have two children, both boys, and both "unique" in there own way ...more

Hemophilia Superhero Comic Book Available Soon - Please Donate

 As a mother of a child with hemophilia, I'm so excited for him to be able to see that he IS a superhero. ...more
Great illustrations!more

Sometimes You Miss the Bus: Special Needs & Expectations

The first snow presents challenges. Which shoes to wear? Coat? Is it going to melt? With the morning's fresh covering of white, I made decisions fast and furious to get to the bus. I grabbed the heavier coat, stuffed some mittens in the backpack, and stuck with the high top boot/shoes my son's been wearing for fall. ...more
That is the key isn't it?more

Ten Things I Learned From Being a Parent of a Preemie

November 17th is World Prematurity Day. Anyone that knows me knows a lot about my precious little preemie; some of his trials and many of his accomplishments. But just like any intense personal experience, a lot of it isn't really "Facebook friendly".  After the amount of "Top 10" articles I've read this year (see point #1), I decided to create my own to share some of the less polished realities of being a parent to a preemie.  10 Things I Learned From Being the Parent of a Premature Baby...more

How to Prepare your Middle-aged Mom to Get a Job?

It is not uncommon for your 40-55 years old mother to feel bored at home or struggle to find a job. Your mom had raised you and spent all her time and money for you, but could not build her own career. Shouldn’t you help her restart her career?...more

The Bookstore and a Meltdown: Managing Stores with Special Needs

My son passed the table with new teen books and swiped a pile of them on the floor. He laughed in triumph. In seconds he was on to his next conquest. The bookstore was huge. It was as if a ball of fire was let loose in a dry forest. Back up ten minutes to the parking lot, where it all began. ...more

 Self Defense Products

Security is one such aspect that cannot be ignored, in the world where the crime rate is increasing with each passing day. When we take a look around we notice that there are few only who take care of each and everything related to security while many just neglect it, thinking that they are safe all the time. But someone who has the intention to harm you will never give a notice beforehand....more

Changed by Chance...Champion by Choice

I invite you to visit my website at My blog shares experiences that I will be talking about in my forthcoming non-ficiton book entitled "Changed by Chance...Champion by Choice". My latest blog is my new, short, 3 minute video that is a preview of the book. Book lauch will be August 2015. If you have been touched by any of life's cruel adversitites, this blog and book will hopefully inspire you to make the choice to be your own Champion....more