Special Needs Mom

How to Try Again When Your Kids Don't Appreciate Your Efforts

  • 21 October 2018
  • Kristi
Even when you feel your efforts are not appreciated. Try again.

They other day, I planned an activity to take my daughter to a LIVE animal show at the local library. I asked her if it was something she thought she would enjoy. She said yes. To even sweeten the experience I invited some of her neighborhood friends to join us. We went. I made sure we had a snack before going in. (No need to let "hangry" set in). We waited in line, a pretty big line to be seated. When the doors opened up moms, grandmas, dads, and a squadron of children piled into the room.

The Odd Mom Out

  • 19 July 2017
  • Kristi
When you feel the loneliness of being a Mom of a Special Needs Child and how to feel connected

Do you ever feel like the "odd" Mom out? The one Mom who if you're there in the neighborhood group, great; but if not, no big deal.  The Mom who has to sit out at meetings with your child because they won't cooperate and let you leave their side? The Mom who has to be ready to leave at a moments notice, because of an impending emotional or behavioral situation. The Mom who can't stay out late because her child needs to stay on schedule, or pay the penalty when their child is up at 4am? 

I know I do.