A year ago, I welcomed 2018 with gratitude and joy. We finally had it all figured out and we spent NYE surrounded by friends and their children ringing in an early new year by 8 pm on the Netflix countdown. The champagne poured and the kids cheered their apple juice. I had the best performance … Continue reading Taking out the trash that was 2018
Being a working parent is hard. Being a working parent when your child has special needs is nearly impossible. And Stressful. And Expensive. If someone would have told me back in my 20’s that motherhood was going to set my career on fire, burn it to the ground, and take a piece of my marriage … Continue reading Balancing Work and Family Leads Mothers to Unemployment
The Child Study Team looked at me like some maniac, not understanding how a 4-year-old could be excluded from everywhere already and I had to actually break this down for them: Exclusion is a form of bullying. And yes, it starts outside of the classroom I recently called an IEP meeting to discuss my daughter’s preschool situation — that 2.5 … Continue reading Parents are turning Inclusion into Exclusion
My daughter’s new love of The Muppet Babies reboot brought me back to a time when things were simpler and kid’s television encouraged imagination and letting children work out conflicts and issues on their own (to a point). But in its resurrection, there are a few call outs about the show that has me wondering … Continue reading 5 Weird Things About Muppet Babies Revival
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Finding Coopers Voice published this piece today. Click below to read it! There is No Easy Autism By LAURA WINGLER / NOVEMBER 15, 2018 When my daughter was first diagnosed on the autism spectrum last year, I clung to the concept that it was no big deal—that it was “mild,” and she was “high functioning.” She was … Continue reading There is No Easy Autism
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My daughter woke up this morning and told me she saw Flower (who has been gone for five months now). I smiled and remembered how they sat together to watch TV and Ally used to put tiaras and toys all over her while she slept. Then on the five-minute car ride to school, she mentioned … Continue reading When You Have to Choose Between Your Child and Your Dog
We have all read this story before because this is a common tale amongst our special needs children. I hear about this multiple times per week in the parent support groups I belong to. But I am also going to share with you what happened after my child was thrown out of multiple daycare centers. … Continue reading What I Did When My Two-Year-Old Got Kicked Out Of Preschool