Tag Archive: disabled child

You are Special Dear Momma

If you are a long time reader then you know that last year was a nightmare. I was in and out of the hospital. Had several surgeries. Lots of appointments and infusions. It wasn’t just me though. My children also had a horrible year. Mito caused my teen daughter to have a stroke. 2013 was…

The Challenge: Day 7 Kids and Chores

Still working through Tricia Goyer’s book Balanced. Working on Day 7 of the challenge teamwork. Having the kids and hubby join in to help run the house. Teamwork (Chapter Seven) Many hands make light work—and moms, you shouldn’t feel the need to do everything yourself. Schedule a quick family meeting today to talk to your…

Medically fragile kids heads up!

I have been told by several families that the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta is full in their high care beds. The website says they are open 24/7 to all in need. I don’t doubt that for a second. You do need to be aware that if your child needs a high care bed because your power has…

The Unseen People

A year ago this video of a child being placed to the side and basically ignored during a choir concert went viral. Many people rose up and voiced their indignation at a child in a wheelchair being treated in such a callous and dismissive way. A year later I wish I could say things are…

5 Questions You must ask before putting your child on medication!

**Oldie but goodie*** Parents do not casually put their child on medication. It’s a tough question and usually there is a lot of advice being given to you. What is a parent to do with all the pressure? If you are trying to make this decision with advice being offered from all sides how can…

Walt Disney Parks and Disabled Guests

You may have heard about the coming changes in the Guest Assistance Card (GAC) at Disney parks. The program is changing as of October 9th. It will become the Disability Access Service Card (DAS). It is touted as being very similar to the GAC program but creates a more even experience for all guest both…

I am an Inadequate Homeschooler!

I am the 2 inch tall mom in the support group of giants. I am the mom that tries so hard to help my child catch up to grade level while others are talking about college at 12. I am the mom that can’t sit through an entire homeschooling workshop because I choke up in…

The Schoolhouse EXPO!

Did you hear there a homeschooling online EXPO going on ALL this week! The Old Schoolhouse is put together a wonderful online EXPO packed with informative and entertaining speakers. I am so excited to be in included is this great group! Next Friday at 1pm EST I will be speaking live at the EXPO. This…

Transcends All Understanding

Phillipians 4:6-9  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever…

Regression Rather Than Progression

Regression (dictionary) = lose of skills….. ouch Does that mean all our hard work for the last few months or years is worth nothing? Has it all faded away like the mist on a summer morning? While many homeschooling families are breathing a sigh of relief that the testing came back wonderful or the workbooks are…