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Category Archives: Special Needs Parenting Challenges

Standing for What Matters

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on the things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Today, on our country’s celebration of the life of slain … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

An Open Letter to Simon Property Group,, and Fashion Valley Mall

An Open Letter to Simon Property Group,, and Fashion Valley Mall: “Would it be OK if I hold your daughter in my arms?” was a question that will forever … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Special Needs Is Not a Quirky Behavior,

It’s a strange phenomenon.  As soon as they hear your child has special needs, some well-meaning person showers you with comments like, “maybe he will grow out of it!” or … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Season of Hope

We PCS’d this past summer. I’m still unpacking. Mainly the master bedroom. Pretty much everything else is done and put away, or at least shuffled into an inconspicuous spot. This … Continue reading

December 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

Bringing Holiday Cheer to a Special Needs Family

The holidays are upon us! If you are inspired to reach out to a special needs family in your life, here are a few ideas to get you started: It’s … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gift Guidance for Special Needs Families

One of the unique challenges special needs families face this time of year is explaining gift buying for special needs children to our extended family. As military families, our interaction … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

23andMe Under Attack

This affordable genetic testing company has recently come under attack in the media as the FDA has warned them to stop marketing the test. Their reasoning is that it could … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emergency Epinephrine Act

On November 13 President Obama signed into law the Emergency Epinephrine Act. Per The White House Blog, this is the first federal law encouraging schools to have non prescribed epinephrine … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Tale of Two Babies

It’s Wednesday and that means I’m over at Tidewater Parent today. Here’s an excerpt of today’s post: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

2013 MSNN Holiday Guide

Military Special Needs Network (MSNN) is proud to announce the release of its first publication.  The 2013 MSNN Holiday Guide, an online Magazine, is filled with helpful articles, supportive advice, … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 2 Comments