Your Child Needs Friends Too

Your Child Needs Friends Too

If friendship is good for us, it certainly is good for the entire family — especially your child. I have ways to grow in this, especially when it comes to my own son, Calvin. What about your child? Have you ever considered their need for friends? Perhaps because...
Please Pass the Frank

Please Pass the Frank

Have you ever been on a walk, turned the corner and stumbled on something amazing? Maybe a landmark, an amazing sunset or a funky eatery. Way back in my college globe-trotting days, I remember walking around Florence, Italy, rounding the corner and facing the most...
To the Special Needs Mom Avoiding Church

To the Special Needs Mom Avoiding Church

You and I? We’re pioneers. Never before have so many kids been able to live with complex chronic conditions. This population of special needs moms and moms of kids who are medically fragile? We’re a growing population, and growing fast.  And our community...
Navigating Friendships

Navigating Friendships

Navigating friendships as a mom to a child with special needs takes grace and care. Allyson and I have been friends for years, and she can give us the inside perspective of what it’s like to be the friend to a someone who has a special needs child (yup,...
Friendship, loneliness and the SN momma {join us!}

Friendship, loneliness and the SN momma {join us!}

It was second grade. I stared intently at the two purses: one rose and one mint green. A perfect little rose perched on the top of each; mom said I could keep one for myself and give the other to my friend for her birthday. Studying them hard, I tucked the mint green...
We Need Relationship Too

We Need Relationship Too

Dear lonely, special-needs mom, Do you feel like an island, living a life few understand? I’ve been there too. Our biology is wired for it and our hearts were made for it – relationship. We’ve lost a lot of what it means to cultivate relationships in...
Climb Out {free webinar for moms}

Climb Out {free webinar for moms}

Do you feel overwhelmed with life on a daily basis? I have to. And when you add special needs to the mix it can feel like you are barely surviving! Join me next Tuesday (January 31) at 8 pm for an exciting story and strategy session dealing with the overwhelm in our...

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