An IEP Vision Statement is one of the best things you can do for your child. It’s called the Black Hole of 21. Once you are comfortably settled into the IEP world and get to know other moms, you’ll hear complaining and worrying about “transition.” Transition means many things, but in our world, it means […]
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15 Books about Siblings with Special Needs I just recently started purchasing special needs sibling books for Brian. It started with the movie Wonder. We saw that last year and got all the Wonder books. Prior to that, I had purchased “Views from our Shoes” and used to read it to both of them. But […]
25+ Recipes, Ideas, and Solutions for Picky Eaters I remember one time when Brian was a toddler, I had him with me at a local farmers’ market. I wasn’t watching him as closely as I should have been, but in a matter of a few minutes, he had eaten almost half a pint of blackberries. […]
I decided today, I am done living life with a disclaimer. Here’s the thing. I’m tired of society making me justify my son’s existence. And I’m tired of constantly adding disclaimers to my conversations. Always adding a disclaimer. Here are some real-life conversations I have encountered within the past few weeks: Conversation 1: Me, complaining about […]
Have you ever been tagged in a completely unflattering photo on Facebook? I mean the kind when you look at it, you groan and debate in your head if the person will notice if you untag yourself? It’s awful, right? Social media and smartphones have brought us a whole new set of societal rules and […]
Going back to school with an IEP. Ah, the new school year, it’s here! If it hasn’t started already where you are, chances are your first day is coming up soon. When you’re a parent who has to live the “IEP life” it can also bring with it a lot of anxiety and dread. But, […]