Beauty for Ashes

It happened. The day that I knew was coming, and have been dreading since the day our sweet little boy with special needs was born, happened. Two boys were laughing at our angel. And at church, no less. It’s the kind of thing that you replay over and over in your mind, trying to make … More Beauty for Ashes

Cutting the Stress Out of Cutting Your Child’s Nails

Cutting your child’s nails doesn’t have to be a fight. Try these tips to cut the stress out of cutting your child’s nails. Buy a good pair of clippers/scissors so that you can get the job done faster and easier. Dull tools will only make your job harder.  See suggested products below. If your child is a … More Cutting the Stress Out of Cutting Your Child’s Nails

There Are Days

I love my son. More than words can say. More than my own life, even. He is my very beating heart, and all my joy and happiness wrapped up in one sweet, perfect, little boy. And yet there are days. Days when the grief of a diagnosis comes flooding back. Days when I don’t feel … More There Are Days

The R-Word

  “You’re retarded.” It’s a phrase I hear at the park, standing in line at the grocery store, written on Facebook posts, and out of the mouths of children and adults alike. Though there I stand with my child with special needs, this black smut spews forth. And I wish it didn’t. Maybe you meant … More The R-Word