Every Year

Every year, I think it’ll get easier. Every year, I think I’ll just get to celebrate. Every year, I’m surprised at how all the feelings sneak up on me. Eight years. Eight years, and I can’t seem to figure out that none of this is going to go away. Every year, I will look forward … Continue reading Every Year

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Five Tools to Help Answer: Who Are you?

In a previous post of this series (yeah, I know, it was forever ago), I emphasized the importance of self knowledge. You need to know yourself in order to know how to best care for yourself and how to best do your job of being a special needs mom. And bonus: learning about your own … Continue reading Five Tools to Help Answer: Who Are you?

Special Needs Moms: You Need to Talk About It

Yep, this is a post about counseling. And let's just start off right away with a few points. Getting counseling doesn't mean you're crazy. Getting counseling doesn't mean you're weak. Getting counseling doesn't mean you automatically need medication. So now that that is out of the way: Counseling. It’s a suggestion that gets tossed around … Continue reading Special Needs Moms: You Need to Talk About It

Special Needs Moms: Self Care Requires Self Knowledge

Happy New Year, everyone! You got through the holidays! Yay! They’re over! Just me? Now we’ve got a new year, with a new start, and hopefully it’s the start of a good year. Onward and upward, right? We’ve talked before about how being a special needs mom is a job. It’s not a vacation. And … Continue reading Special Needs Moms: Self Care Requires Self Knowledge

Managing Your Child’s Care Team

Alright, so we’ve now established that you are the CEO, but how does that really play out? What does that look like? Well, to be perfectly honest, it’s probably going to look different for everyone. Ideally, this post would come after the posts I’m planning on self care and discovery, but we don’t always have … Continue reading Managing Your Child’s Care Team

You’re the CEO: Taking Charge of Your Special Needs Parenting Story

I mentioned in my Welcome to Your New Job post, that you are now the CEO of a small business known as: Your Kid. Maybe it’s Your Kid, Inc. or Your Kid Corp. Whatever. You’re the CEO. And I meant it. Yes, you’re also Mom (or maybe you’re Dad. I’m too tired to make this … Continue reading You’re the CEO: Taking Charge of Your Special Needs Parenting Story

Exhaustion: Leveling Up

Let’s talk about exhaustion, shall we? And not regular exhaustion, but Medical Mama Exhaustion. This isn’t to bash anyone else or to downplay other people’s experiences. I’m writing about my experiences. You’re more than welcome to write about yours. See, I’ve done the regular exhaustion. My first daughter wasn’t fond of sleeping. I remember that … Continue reading Exhaustion: Leveling Up

Her Story is Not My Story

Okay, so this has been one of the biggest struggles of coming back to write again. Evie’s story is NOT my story. It’s hers. And while, of course, her story has greatly impacted how my story has gone, it’s still not my story. When she was little, when she was struggling so badly, we wanted … Continue reading Her Story is Not My Story