The Teacher, the UK, and the Donation

Check out my fundraiser. Click here for my GoFundMe page. I am trying to raise funds to help buy my airline ticket to England for a summer study abroad fellowship I was selected for....more

Smooth Sailing: A Mom's Fight for Answers

I knew very early on something wasn’t quite right. From the time B could sit up, he was not as curious as other children. Instead, he wanted to sit in his excercauser for hours on end and rock back and forth. Not a fan of a swing as an infant, it seemed the ability to sort of ‘bang’ his back in the excercauser was a compulsive need for him....more

10 Easy Work Time Activities

I taught a workshop last week at my son’s school on work time activities. While I claim to be no “expert” in this area, I’ve received several years of teaching, sessions, and done lots of reading on the subject. I shared 10 activities we do here at home with the parents and teachers that we do often. All these activities were created with either recyclable materials or dollar store finds as to be very affordable to make. I hope you enjoy!...more

Fireside Chat with The Autism Mom

I had a child in 1993.  He was little and had blond hair that was curly and I loved him fiercely.  Suddenly he is 21 years old.  He seems little and still has curly blond hair and I still love him fiercely, if not even more than that.He is a great kid.  Expressive, sensitive, emotional and friendly.  He isn't afraid to speak his mind and he basically is very honest in those opinions and not afraid to call something exactly what it is....more

Will you still feed me when I'm sixty-four?

Hoping to reap the supposed health benefits of Greek yogurt, I stopped buying the foil-topped containers of Yoplait yogurt over a year ago. Before hopping on the Greek yogurt bandwagon, I used to share the regular kind with Philip. For a few weeks last spring, he happily consumed it, either allowing me to feed it to him or choosing to spoon it up himself. I celebrated these achievements....more

It Could Be Worse

It could be worse.It could be worse.It could be worse.I repeated those words in my own mind for months leading up to the heartbreaking news that I had just received. My baby, my first born, my son was in desperate need of another open heart surgery.  Except this time, his fragile, tiny heart needed a titanium valve to save his life. It could be worse....more

What not to say to a parent of a child with special needs, my take on it

It seems to be all the rage these days for parents of kids with special needs to write blog posts stating their opinions on what to say, or not to say, in regards to their children with SN. Here's my take on the subject: ENOUGH ALREADY! ...more

Defining Special

The label special needs really makes me cringe.  Special needs children have cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, things that change the way their worlds work and the way everyone around them reacts.  Special needs children have lifelong problems accompanied by sadness and stress for the people who love them....more

Trick or Treat for Special Needs Ghosts and Goblins

  Guest Blogger -Jenn Solomon...more

Top 7 Responses to the Stupid Things People Say to Moms of Kids with Issues

Ahhh, those wonderful and "well-meaning" people who always have something to say about our "issues kids" and our parenting.We first wrote about them in our Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions post, but they really need no introduction....more