Five essentials for every special-needs parent

Five essentials for every special-needs parent

Parenting isn’t for the faint of heart. Many times, it takes effort and energy beyond our natural capacity.  And if you are a parent to a child with…


Hope for the hard days: 5 truths to lean on

Hope for the hard days: 5 truths to lean on

Raising a child who has been diagnosed with a medical condition or impairment of any kind can take a toll on our souls as parents.  As I reflect back…


The blessings and challenges of raising a child on the spectrum

I knew my ten-year-old son Elijah was on the Spectrum long before he was diagnosed.  Maybe it was my education as a counselor and two decades of…


Chosen for your child

I don’t know about you, but being a parent is the hardest job I have ever had. There was no degree to prepare us, no online tutorial, no observation…


Teaching our kids to respond to children who are different from them

How can we help our children show love and acceptance towards children who are different from them?  Whether it’s a classmate at school, someone they…


Six ways to support families with a child with special needs

You may be living the life of a special needs parent, or you are a caring family member or friend who wants to know your role in connecting and…


Changed by our children: God’s plans in our parenting

So much of our efforts as parents go towards supporting and helping our children. From the moment they are born, we work tirelessly to help them…


Your child’s greatest advocate is not you

As parents, there is a word that carries much meaning and significance as we strive to fulfill our calling to lead our children into the fullness of…


When you wish it were different: A special needs mama reflects on the joy and the uncertainty

Cannon turned four years old this week. We celebrated with a family dinner, and his therapist decorated his room with a banner and a few balloons. It…