Category: special needs parenting

Good Advice From My 12 Year Old Daughter

My super sweet daughter came home from school today and asked me to write a post on praising kids on effort not intelligence.  If you are a parent, you know what went through my mind next. My daughter is a very special girl.  She is not only special because she is the single most optimistic, friendly,...

/ April 18, 2016

Sleep Tight with Good Night Essential Oil

Good Night essential oil blend helps my family relax and have a great night sleep.  We love Good Night essential oil blend by Edens Garden and we use it every night. I spent years looking for the right essential oil or essential oil blend to help me and my kids relax and get a good night’s...

/ March 22, 2016

Mom, Am I a Child of God too?

Sometimes there are moments in life that change your perspective forever.  I had a moment like that when my dear Chloe was 5 years old.  With one question, she changed how I see a favorite children’s song “I Am a Child of God”  forever. The song “I am a Child of God” is a beautiful song...

/ March 13, 2016

Dear Teachers, My Chlidren DO Have Potential

Dear teachers and friends, I know you mean well but please stop lowering your expectations for my kids.  That is not kind.  You are not helping.  Your low expectations give my children the impression that they don’t have potential. If you follow my blog, you know that 6 of my children came to our family from...

/ March 8, 2016

How To Appear Calm In Any Situation

You know those people who appear calm in any situation – those people that everyone looks to and follows in an emergency?  Do you want to be one of those people? Appearing calm is a big advantage in a tense situation.  It is something I had to learn as a mom of a child with severe medical...

/ March 7, 2016

No More Failure to Thrive, Kaylyn is Thriving!

From a neglected baby to a robust tween, Kaylyn’s is a constant reminder that no one knows how much potential you have and never to listen to anyone who says you can’t do something!  My daughter is an amazing young lady who has already overcome more at the age of 12 than most people will in...

/ March 1, 2016

When Life Throws You Roadblocks, Just Roll With It

This year my birthday was the epitome of a typical birthday celebration for my family.  It was fun, it was memorable, and it was full of major challenges.  This could be a story of how my family never gets to go out and have fun, but we have really learned to just roll with it when...

/ February 22, 2016