Last week, camp held a family night at a local small amusement park. The year before, my youngest daughter and I went to the fun night and had a great time. But, when we got home, our house’s air conditioner had quit. This year I was slightly worried that something bad would happen too. The […]
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You might think, if you know Nove’s history, that this makes no sense. She has type 2 diabetes! Imagine a little puppy turning its head in question to getting a treat. That’s what her demeanor was and it made me chuckle. She’s very smart.
Why Food Changes Everything for Diabetes A year ago, my autistic daughter was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, likely brought on in part due to one of her medicines used to treat for mood disorder. Ironic, no? Low or high blood sugars can bring on nasty behaviors, so, we aren’t 100% sure which came first, […]
When I was contacted and offered a copy of Snow White’s Seven Patches, I was intrigued. But, I was more interested in the author who has written several other books about kids with special needs and/or disabilities. Snow White’s Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale My 12 year old daughter who has autism and ODD, helped […]
For anyone who doesn’t live with a child that has special needs, they may never fully understand what the stress is like. It’s taken me years to admit to myself, let alone anyone else, how very hard and very real the stress is. First of all, no parent gets a guide with their new baby. […]
School’s Out! The holiday breaks from school can be some of the hardest times of year for our special need kids. But, they can be even harder for us parents. Breaks from the normal routine and schedules that go with school can be hard to navigate. What do I do with my kids all day […]
My perspective was challenged today, and it hurt a little. The sting did not last too long though because I can see how the words make a difference. Words are important to how I hear things, so I bet they matter to my kids too. A while back, my daughter’s mental health councilor left our […]
While I can’t begin to tell you how to help each and every child with special needs, I can tell you how we’ve handled things in our own home for going back to school. It’s a tough time of year for most kids, but when you throw in the transition of changing from one structure to another (summer to school), our kids can turn upside down.
The school year is starting up for us next week. I can’t believe 2 months of camp and a trip to the hospital is already over with! But, school is full of anxiety for all of us in our house and Friday brought new worries. Let me explain why school is tough.