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ABOUT THE AWARDS
The HYH Rise Awards gives recognition to… Continue
Added by Yvonne Pierre on February 1, 2011 at 7:00pm —
Have Ya Heard (HYH) Rise Awards on March 21!
Nominations will be accepted on Jan. 21 - Feb. 11. Public voting starts on Feb. 14.
The HYH Rise Awards gives recognition to individuals and organizations that are making an impact in the special needs community through media, arts and… Continue
Added by Yvonne Pierre on February 1, 2011 at 7:00pm —
I have written a post at my blog so check out the link and tell me what you think:)
Added by Courtney Wilson on January 17, 2011 at 8:22pm —
I spent the better part of my afternoon filling out a school application for Norrin. One application. Nine pages long. I took my time, printed as neatly as possible - even at the end, as my wrist began to ache. I needed his application to be perfect; the application was… Continue
Added by Lisa Quinones-Fontanez on January 9, 2011 at 10:52am —
I considered myself to be a pretty healthy eater until this past Tuesday when I attended a lecture called "Special Diets for Special Children." As if traveling and eating healthy wasn't hard enough, now I'm faced with traveling and supporting a special diet for my kids. Talk about pre-planning...
Read more here… Continue
Added by Tawanna Browne Smith on December 6, 2010 at 12:18am —
For This stay at home mom/nanny it is quite a treat to be able to go to a
comedy show and Ball in the same weekend. Since most of my weekends are
spent playing catch up on loads of laundry, dishes or anything else
that needs to be done over the weekend, this Cinderella actually had the
chance to put make up on, dress cute and laugh and drink a little too
much. (Read More)
Added by Heather Jones on December 5, 2010 at 11:42am —
Santa’s not coming to our house this Christmas. Earlier in the year we decided to drop the bomb and tell “J” the truth. It’s been a long year. Telling “J” the “truth” about Santa has been an eye-opener to us about where “J” functions.
Like many people with special needs “J” really struggles with conceptualizing. He is extremely literal. Wrapping his brain around the fact that Santa is not “real” has been nearly impossible and has given us so much insight to how his brain works and how… Continue
Added by SUSAN on November 26, 2010 at 1:30pm —
I'm still trying to get used to being labeled as a "mom of a child with special needs"
. (Here's our story.) I'd much rather just be known as a mom with two amazing girls - one just happens to have an extra chromosome. It always… Continue
Added by Carrie with Children on November 23, 2010 at 10:55pm —
Added by Linda Rocco on November 8, 2010 at 8:30am —
I was originally going to write a post entitled A Change is in the Air, about Elliott and how well she is doing with her RAD therapy. We have spent the last 18 months meeting with a therapist, changing the way we parent, turning… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on October 20, 2010 at 6:00am —
Did you know that October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month? There are over 400,000 living with Down syndrome in the United States. Down syndrome occurs when an individual has three, rather than two, copies Continue
of the 21st chromosome. This additional genetic material alters the course of development and causes the characteristics associated with Down syndrome. It wasn't until June 24rd, 2010 that I really…
Added by Carrie with Children on October 14, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Added by Veronica Prado on October 11, 2010 at 2:24am —
One of the things that drives me insane about the psoriasis is what it's
doing to my scalp. My head is always dry and tight and when my hair is
down, it feels heavy. As if it's about to fall off by the root. When I
turn my head, and my hair sways, I feel like strands of my hair is being
pulled out. This is one of the reasons I've been keeping my hair in a
bun for so many months. I've try the dermatologist prescribed stuff,
Clobex Shampoo, 4 oz bottle,… Continue
Added by Vanita on October 7, 2010 at 11:56pm —
Last year at this time, I was tearing my hair out, in tears trying to figure out where Isaac was going to school for kindergarten. He had just come out of an amazing integrated preschool, where he had been for 3 years. I wasn't handing my crazy boy off to just any school. I had only a few weeks left to make a choice. I had options for Isaac to go to private school, public school or even… Continue
Added by A Nation of Moms on September 1, 2010 at 2:50pm —
Added by A Nation of Moms on August 27, 2010 at 2:24pm —
Added by A Nation of Moms on August 27, 2010 at 2:15pm —
From one Caregiver to another, I want to offer you encouragement and hope.
I'm so happy to have found this site so that I could connect with other Moms of special needs children.
I have a resource to share with you that I know you'll find helpful.
It's a Stress Relief for Caregivers blog. It was created to connect you with resources, techniques, tips and products
to make your life as a caregiver… Continue
Added by Michelle Howard on July 25, 2010 at 4:30pm —
It was another one of those nights when I couldn’t sleep. By 2am, one kid had woken up once, another twice, and I was wide awake from my efforts to get everyone back to sleep again. So, as I usually do, I Continue
just laid there in bed thinking. Sometimes I think about what to pack
the kids for snacks for camp. Or I wonder if I forgot to put the
laundry in the dryer. Sometimes I think about the long list of things I
haven’t been able to get to. This was one of those…
Added by akbutler on July 13, 2010 at 4:25pm —
Last night I spent some time in the company of some amazing women. All mothers, all with school age kids under the age of 10, all of whom “get it”.
About a month ago, a friend and I had the idea to start a small support group. The original idea was for mothers or fathers of kids who are on the spectrum, and with the help of the school district, we Continue
reached out to parents to see if anyone wanted to meet, just to talk.
Our first meeting last month was so nice that…
Added by akbutler on June 12, 2010 at 12:07pm —
Occasions, such anniversaries, are meant to be special. How can you add an extra touch to make that particular celebration even more memorable? Here are two options: you can go to a posh restaurants and spend 2 weeks of groceries on one meal, or you can do it at home. Dining at home doesn’t seem very special, let alone romantic, especially since you do it practically every day. But, as I recently found out, there are ways to create a unique and… Continue
Added by TerriAnn van Gosliga on May 17, 2010 at 4:30pm —