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...
Your Child is a Sacred Work of Art

Your Child is a Sacred Work of Art

(Yesterday Dr. Joel Beeke preached in the morning church service on Psalm 139; I credit his sermon for many of these thoughts.) Some people like to think we have happened here by chance. Which means our entire existence is by chance and our abilities and disabilities...
the constant “edge” of being a special needs mom

the constant “edge” of being a special needs mom

It was five o’clock at night. Dinner was still not started, kids were (supposed to be) doing homework, clamoring to be next on the piano and Calvin was needing a change, meds and a nebulizer treatment. When I got the call that our nurse had called in sick for...
how to get respite in your life

how to get respite in your life

It’s 2017 and this could mean a year of an entirely new direction. It’s not that your circumstances will change. But YOU might change! Will you? One of the first steps to building up the reserves in our lives as special needs moms is to build in respite...

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