- Shannon from Chosen Families reminds us he is reliable: “No matter where you are today, no matter what you are addressing, we need to remember: He Is Reliable.”
- Laurie reviews Kathy’s new book, The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities and shares that any weary mom could use the tools Kathy shares: “If you’re a weary mom—especially if that weariness stems from raising an intense child, losing someone you love, or anything else that’s nearly knocked the wind out of you—I highly recommend this book.”
- In this post by Maggie on Different Dream Parenting, she asks, “Do Kids Experience Grief about Their Special Needs?”
Suddenly 3 years of pent up frustration and pain welled up as Lois sobbed, “Why am I not like Phoebe?” As I scooped her up and held her, she poured out her heart. Her sobs came from deep within. Despite the fact that we never mentioned her scar, it was there, and unbeknownst to us, she associated it with her health problems, and the ways in which she felt different. Instinctively, I knew it was crucial that she expressed herself, and to acknowledge what she was trying to say, through her limited vocabulary.
- Barb reminds us of this lesson she’s learning on cutting the apron strings: “Over the 14 years of facing special needs in the family, it has become extremely liberating to develop a personal competency with each of my children’s diagnoses and how they uniquely manifest themselves in our household.”
- Have you ever felt like you were the one who needed a time out? Ellen can relate: “The fact is I’m one of those people who needs a time-out to be a better mom (and wife). When I’ve had time for me, I find that I don’t blow my fuse and I have a much better disposition towards my kids and towards life.”