Special Needs Parenting

Ground Hog’s Day. The More things Change, the More they Stay the Same?

The More things Change, the More they Stay the Same? The daily adventures of being a “special needs” mother often feels like the movie, Ground Hog’s Day. You wake up and find certain rituals and routines follow you through decades and no matter how hard you try to change it up, they repeat. In my …

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Everyone Needs a Break–The Importance of Respite

Reluctant eagerness. Yes, those two words capture my dilemma each time I take a break from being a “special needs mom” and caregiver—if there is such a thing. Respite is good for both of us. On one hand, I am eager to leap out of my routine. Since, Mikelle graduated from high school, I have …

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