Do you blog about your special needs parenting issues?

There are so many of us out there with so many varying degrees of issues we are parenting.  Please post your blog name, blog address and specific challenges you discuss so we can better connect with one another!I'll start.  My name is Christine.  I have five children and blog at www.welcometomybrain.net.  In our home we have a giant conglomeration of Tourettes, OCD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, General Tics, Food Allergies and PTSD.  Seems that the longer we live together, the more we discover or throw by the way-side. Okay - who's next?

The Stop Online Piracy Act: "The End of the Internet?"

[Editor's note: The Stop Online Piracy Act currently in Congress has got Facebook and Google and a lot of bloggers alarmed. Janice spells out why she thinks this legislation "sent a chill down the spine of all of us who pay attention to these things." Are you following it? Do you agree? -- Julie] ...more
SOPA is ridiculously similar to the "hot beverage!" sign at McD's - it's a smack on the head of ... more

We're Happy Now: Gwen Stefani debuts Harajuku Mini at Target

For years, Target has partnered with designers to bring high fashion to the masses. The recent Missoni mania left me curious if their next collaboration could follow in those chevron wellie-wearing footsteps. Leaving the Harajuku Mini for Target launch party Saturday, there was no doubt in my mind....more
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Go, Go Samurai Power Rangers!

Every little girl dreams of marrying a super hero.  Or, in my case, Donny Osmond.  But nevertheless, super hero was not far behind.  And while Donny Osmond eluded me, I did end up marrying a Power Ranger.When The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers show began back in 1993, my husband (who was still in "friend" mode) and I worked for a children's entertainment company in Los Angeles, while we struggled to find work as actors....more
We trick or treat before it gets dark, then give out candy when after it is dark (we can do this ... more

November NaBloPoMo Comes with Prizes and More

National Blog Posting Month is the epicenter of daily blogging! People who want to set the habit of blogging by doing it every day for a month, including weekends, can band together for moral support, inspiration, and the camaraderie that only marathon blogging can provide. ...more
grrrr...I'm so mad at me! I'm blogging daily for October and I can't add it to the roll. Okay, ... more

Our 9/11 Stories: Share Your Posts About September 11, 2001

Editor's note: Last year, we called for you to share your posts on the events of September 11, 2001. More than 200 bloggers responded. We're honoring this tradition again this year, and invite you to read these bloggers' stories and contribute your own. -- Julie We've seen a LOT of stories in the media about the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and United Flight 93. We've also seen, and maybe felt, that many of us are sick of the story in the media. ...more
I was newly arrived, back from Japan - and here are my memories of that day and that time - ... more

Top 5 Things That I Like About Having a Kid With Down Syndrome

A million years ago (fine, more like 8), a colleague was telling me of his family's birth stories. As it so often happens, his wife finally got pregnant -- after they had given up. She was in her early 40's. "Oh!", I gasped, "but weren't you scared?" "Scared of what?" he asked. "Of having a kid with Down syndrome," I responded, wondering a little why I even needed to mention that. I mean, she was in her early 40's -- what else was there to be scared of? "Oh, no," he replied, adding something to the effect that he likes kids and having a kid-for-life would be all right with him....more
thank you so much! I am indeed blessed @Forever 17 more

Top 5 Things That I Like About Having a Kid With Down Syndrome

A million years ago (fine, more like 8), a colleague was telling me of his family's birth stories. As it so often happens, his wife finally got pregnant -- after they had given up. She was in her early 40's. "Oh!", I gasped, "but weren't you scared?" "Scared of what?" he asked. "Of having a kid with Down syndrome," I responded, wondering a little why I even needed to mention that. I mean, she was in her early 40's -- what else was there to be scared of? "Oh, no," he replied, adding something to the effect that he likes kids and having a kid-for-life would be all right with him....more
I think it seems especially challenging when you don't have a diagnosis or a name for what "it" ... more

Top 5 Things That I Like About Having a Kid With Down Syndrome

A million years ago (fine, more like 8), a colleague was telling me of his family's birth stories. As it so often happens, his wife finally got pregnant -- after they had given up. She was in her early 40's. "Oh!", I gasped, "but weren't you scared?" "Scared of what?" he asked. "Of having a kid with Down syndrome," I responded, wondering a little why I even needed to mention that. I mean, she was in her early 40's -- what else was there to be scared of? "Oh, no," he replied, adding something to the effect that he likes kids and having a kid-for-life would be all right with him....more
Thank you! @pleemiller more

Top 5 Things That I Like About Having a Kid With Down Syndrome

A million years ago (fine, more like 8), a colleague was telling me of his family's birth stories. As it so often happens, his wife finally got pregnant -- after they had given up. She was in her early 40's. "Oh!", I gasped, "but weren't you scared?" "Scared of what?" he asked. "Of having a kid with Down syndrome," I responded, wondering a little why I even needed to mention that. I mean, she was in her early 40's -- what else was there to be scared of? "Oh, no," he replied, adding something to the effect that he likes kids and having a kid-for-life would be all right with him....more
Thank you! @Michele Berman more