glittery and colorful inspiration~special needs stories from the Philadelphia Mummers

A blind and autistic man is completing his 25th strut in the Mummers Parade, and the parade will also welcome two new Mummers, both with disabilities. Great inspiring stories!

If you live in Philadelphia…surely you know who the Mummers are. And if you’re not from around here, you are probably wondering, “what the heck is a Mummer?” I’ll get to that in a minute, but I’m really excited to share these stories with you. I was approached locally to share some of the information […]

tired of people trying to make me feel guilty for Christmas gifts

Yes, I indulge at the holidays. And here's why.

I don’t know if this has happened on your Pinterest or Facebook feed lately…but it has on mine. This whole “why we’re not giving gifts this holiday season” or “why I am taking my kids’ toys away” and “why we DON’T DO Santa” and so on. Shrug and sigh. Really? I mean, if little kids […]

6 pretty cool things about being a special needs parent at the holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Here are 6 things I love about being a special needs parent this time of year.

Being a special needs parent certainly has its ups and downs. I try to maintain a positive outlook and “glass half full” mentality about the whole thing, and I think that has paid off. After all, one of my mantras is “focus on what you can control” and frankly, many of the aspects of my […]