I want to start out by saying I am not a violent person. I do have a temper, but honestly, I hate drama and I realize that not nobody's kid is perfect, especially my kid. Kids make mistakes. They push buttons. They can be rude and say things without thinking. But I don't remember reading in the parenting manual that we have a right to mistreat them, or abuse them verbally. … [Read more...] about How Sometimes As A Mom I Just Want To Punch Some Adults In The Face
How much do you know about the disability tax credit? I know that when my youngest son was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months old, I had no clue what the disability tax credit was, or what it was used for after my doctor suggested it. There were forms to fill out (of course) and it became extremely overwhelming. I had very little information regarding … [Read more...] about Preparing For the New Year Applying For The Disability Tax Credit For Your Child
This week was a big week for Trace. He had POD presentations at school, and all week I had to listen to the contant droning of how he didn't want to do it. How he didn't want to go. He was afraid he'd mess up. Afraid the kids would laugh at him. Afraid he'd forget his steps. Fear is a funny thing when it's not yours to deal with... As a mom, of course, I kept the … [Read more...] about Fears of Being Different #CerebralPalsy
Some days I feel like referee in my own home. Slap on a black and white striped shirt, and watch me as I blow the whistle and make sure everyone heads to their proper corners to cool down. At first I thought it was because -- they're boys. You know how father's and sons can be, right? But as time went on, I realized there is so much more to this art of parenting thing, … [Read more...] about One step closer: parenting with a brain injury
One thing about being a special needs mom is I'm always on the look out for toys that can help improve my son's mobility. Anything using his hands or fingers is important, to help strengthen and increase the circulatory movement so that he can use his hands to the best of his ability. Simply tasks can sometimes be daunting for our son. Things like holding a pencil, a glass, … [Read more...] about How LEGO helps kids with mobility issues
I hear it every time I'm out with my son. Every time we encounter someone new who learns about him. They look at him as though somehow if they look hard enough they will see something more than we have described, because it's not apparent. They look at me the same way. It seems that when a person learns someone has special needs or disabilities. They are … [Read more...] about What is Normal?