“The best year of my life will be the year I die” …

This is inspiring! A speech made by a valedictorian at Harrison High School has spread through social media for its inspirational message.Evan Mercer was born deaf. It was not discovered until he was 4 years old. His parents were told that speaking and reading were out of the question. On May 22, at age 18,

Unscheduled time has its benefits

In a world of medical appointments, therapy visits, home programs and educational tutoring, sometimes, special, needs parents need reminders to play. To get down on the floor and have fun for the sake of having fun. To drift off in that special world in which imagination takes over and family fun takes precedent over all

Toxic encounters, draining converstations and the HOLIDAYS

As parents of special needs kids, we have the opportunity to interact with many individuals. People, put in our path, because of the special needs of our child. Doctors, therapists, and of course the general population with all their stares, questions and random questions.  All these interactions can impact our emotional stability. How are we supposed to

age appropriate chores and free printable chore cards

I’ve been compiling a list of age-appropriate chores for our preschooler. Some of them can be done independently, and some will require my supervision. Some chores are everyday chores and others will only be done as needed. I decided on chore cards instead of a chart to guide her through her tasks, since they will vary…