- Ellen writes about a tough aspect of adoption in I Wasn’t There: The Tragedy of Adoption: “So many years, so much life away from each other. I missed so much. But I won’t miss anything else.”
- Laurie shares a post we can all relate to as we look ahead to the sometimes-stressful summer months, 5 Things to Stop Doing If You’re Tired of Feeling Stressed. She writes, “When crises hit, all the things that drain our energy and cause us stress fade instantly. We suddenly see what really matters and what must be preserved at all costs. Will we wait for a crisis to happen before we start making better choices and streamlining our lives to include more of what matters and less of what doesn’t?”
- Barb from Comfort in the Midst of Chaos reminds us Memorial Day weekend isn’t just a three-day party. “It’s a sad fact that too many people seem to forget that the Memorial Day holiday is not just a 3 day party. While so many families use the extra day off to kick off their summer with a weekend getaway, picnics, and fun. This holiday has a much deeper meaning that goes back to the Post-Civil War era of this nation.”
- Kelli reviews Kathy’s book, The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities. “Through personal story, insightful poetry and creative exercises, The Spiritual Art of Raising Children with Disabilities is a mentoring, caring and practical friend for the parent of faith. It offers hope in healing and encourages us to develop a truly loving and rejuvenating relationship with God and with ourselves that we may be able to celebrate this challenging but truly special role we play as special needs parents.”
- Sylvia guests post for Different Dream Parenting with 12 Fun Summer Activities for Kids with Special Needs. She also shares links specifically for families in New York state for more fun!
- PhD in Special Education published their Online Handbook for Special-Needs Parenting. It’s such a great resource for you to read and share with other special-needs parents.
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Sandra is a pastor's wife and mom to two boys. She's the author of Speechless: Finding God's Grace in My Son's Autism and Held: Learning to Live in God's Grip (a Bible study for special-needs parents).