Welcome to Friendship Friday Link Up! Here you will find a gathering place of mostly special needs families, families with chronically ill members, and homeschoolers, but you don’t have to be one of the above to share!
The most exciting thing to happen around here this week has been Bethany’s delight over the wooly bear caterpillar that Dad brought in to show her on Tuesday night.
It’s funny but this incident ties right in with the Angelina Ballerina episode that she has been obsessively watching over and over. It’s the one where Angelina finds a hurt butterfly and wants to keep him in a jar forever.
It’s Holiday time once again! You may be wondering just like I am what in the world you can give to your special someone with autism that he or she would be overjoyed to unwrap on the big day.
I know from sixteen years of experience exactly how difficult it is to find the perfect gift for Bethany so I’m guessing it may be just as hard for others to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones with autism or other special needs also. We so desperately want to make our loved ones with special needs happy for the holidays!
1) Are there really churches out there that embrace and fully include people with special needs? I happy to answer that yes there are, at The Parables worship service at the Wayzata Community Church: A United Church of Christ Congregation in Wayzata MN! Boundary Breaking Worship, Really!!!
As the parent of a kid who has endured the physical tortures of cancer treatments and who still faces monumental struggles each and every day, I am sometimes tempted to roll my eyes when I come across a parent who is distraught and freaking out over their child’s runny nose or the need for a few stitches in a finger. I erroneously consider what Bethany has been through as being much worse and somehow more important.
Welcome to Friendship Friday! I’m so glad you came to share with us today! As you may have noticed I have removed the words, “Living and Learning With Our New Normal” from my blog header. That’s because I have changed the name of my blog to “Faith, Hope, and Love”! Continue reading →
I am so excited about Kiwi Crate’s new Koala Crates! These cool craft kits are designed especially with the developmental needs of little ones ages three and four in mind! Each kit is “kid tested” and “expert reviewed” to inspire creativity and promote healthy development!
We all know that little kids learn best by combining “doing” with seeing and hearing. Koala Crates will not disappoint in their utilization of all three learning styles.
Each kit will encourage and challenge your naturally curious preschooler with fun and creative hands on learning projects that are sure to inspire their creative juices to flow and promote their development!
Inside each crate you will be happy to find all the beautiful, esthetically appealing quality materials needed to complete each project. Also inside each kit is a parent’s guide, and a copy of Imagine Magazine!
Bethany and I were invited to attend her aide’s baby shower. If you’ve been here before then you probably know all about Bethany’s anger and aggression issues so I’m sure you can also understand my apprehension at accepting such an invitation!
It’s a huge gamble on whether or not Bethany will behave in any situation that requires her to be in close, crowded quarters away from home and her beloved routine. Her aide was willing to take the gamble so I decided to go ahead and chance it. But I also decided to take Malcolm with me for reinforcements and moral support!
Hi everyone! I hope you all had an awesome weekend! I know we did, and I’ll tell you more about that tomorrow. Today I want to let you know about a little change going on here.
You may have noticed that I removed the title, “Living and Learning With Our New Normal” from my blog header. I’ve had the tag line of, “Embracing the challenges of brain cancer, brain injury, autism, and epilepsy one day at a time with faith, hope, and love.” in little print on my header since almost forever and I’ve decided to adopt the last three words of my tag line as my new blog name, “Faith, Hope, and Love”!
Welcome to Friendship Friday Link Up! Here you will find a gathering place of mostly special needs families, families with chronically ill members, and homeschoolers, but you don’t have to be one of the above to share! I love catching up with old friends and meeting new ones!
I don’t really have a lot of news this week. In fact, it was a pretty boring one. But I’ll take boring over violent anytime! Yes, the violence of last week was short lived thank God, and Thanks to all who prayed for us!
It was so rainy, cold, gloomy, and depressing here all last week. Even though it was still cold and gloomy on Saturday it wasn’t raining so Rebekah, Rachel, William, and Jeremiah decided to go for a hike.
We had missed opening day at Bethany’s favorite little beach due to it being so cold and cloudy on Saturday. We were overjoyed when on Sunday we woke up to sunshine! It was glorious!
I helped Bethany into her swim suit complete with brand new swim shorts! We hopped into the car and were on our way! We were there all of two minutes when Bethany decided that she didn’t like her new shorts and proceeded to try and take them off.
That was the end of our day at the beach! Now I’m afraid to try and take her up there again!