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Sexual Abuse of the Developmentally Disabled

The very disturbing problem of sexual abuse and sexual assault against developmentally disabled individuals was recently brought to my attention by National Public Radio (NPR). NPR did an episode of Morning Edition and All Things Considered on the subject which you can find on their website at For Some With Intellectual Disabilities, Ending Abuse Starts With […]

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Benefits of playing Dice Games With Special Needs Kids

*A version of this post was first published on 2/22/16. This post contains affiliate links. I am dedicating this week to providing you all with resources and ideas for fun, leisure time activities that kids and adults with special needs will be sure to enjoy. Today is all about the benefits of playing dice games […]

Christmas 2012

*A version of this post was first published on 12/28/12. Please join us for Christmas 2012!! We all had such a great time visiting, feasting, munching on snacks, exchanging gifts and having fun together! One of the gifts I made for my adult sons this year was alcohol infused gummy bears and I must say, they […]

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Day In the Life of a Special Needs Homeschooling Family!

*This post was originally published on 1/26/15 Ever wonder what a typical day is like for us, a not so typical special needs homeschooling family? If so please read on and watch our video! If the thought has never crossed your mind, well then I invite you to continue reading anyway! Because of Bethany’s unpredictable […]

Winter Walk Through Animal Adventure Park

Some of you may remember that last August, Rebekah and Rachel joined us for an amazing Visit to Animal Adventure Park! We were on a mission to feed April the Giraffe! All of us, including Bethany, thoroughly enjoyed every minute we spent interacting with the animals there! (This post contains affiliate links.) So when Bethany […]

Medication, Christmas Trees, Marbles, Toilets, and Chocolate

Take a stroll down Memory Lane with us and see what life was like for my special needs family back in December 2012! At the time I originally wrote this post, Bethany had been having 10-50 tonic clonic (grand Mal) seizures every week for 12 years! She had once again been admitted to Albany Medical […]

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7 Perfect Holiday Gifts Special Needs Moms Will Love

Have you been searching high and low to find the perfect gift for that hardworking and selfless special needs mom you love, all to no avail? Finding the perfect holiday gifts special needs moms will love can pose a challenge However, with little heartfelt searching, it can be done! *This post contains affiliate links I […]

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Stress, Depression, and Special Needs Parents

Stress, Depression, and Special Needs Parents often go hand in Hand. Where you find one, chances are you’ll also find the other! Parents of special needs children have a lot to worry about. We face enormous burdens that most people will never understand. Constant concerns about our children’s conditions as well as struggling to obtain […]