I really should have taken up kickboxing, or just plain old boxing, or something involving a punching bag. I guess I still could. If I’d known all the fighting—or what some prefer to call “advocating”—I would need to do for my son Luke, I just might have… Written by Deb Abbs
Life can be really full on can’t it! With all the phone calls, appointments and forms that need filling in. Then there’s the planning and support needed for all the everyday things that need doing, and places that need going to… Written by Cathy Porter
I was heartbroken by my son’s pain. I wanted it to stop. I wanted to take it away. I was heartbroken by the trapped world my son lived in with a body and brain that didn’t function normal or well…Written by Sarah McGuire
How do we think about the future when we are living in so much chaos?Do you ever feel like you are living from one moment to the next, just taking one more breath and trying to put one foot in front of the other?
This year, I want you to give yourself permission to look after you and do some things you enjoy without feeling guilty. Our tendency is to always focus on our children and their needs but if we don’t take care of ourselves, we won’t be there for the long haul with our children.
What are some of your favorite memories from the holidays growing up? Did your family have traditions that you looked forward to every year? Maybe it was a special dessert, a fun activity, or a certain event.
Each day, parents of children impacted by special needs experience so much just through the course of taking care of their children. Yes, there is a lot of good but there is a lot that is really, really hard.