I think we as mothers need to give ourselves more grace. We need to allow and accept our humanity. We need not feel guilty and just know that EVERY stage of motherhood is hard, but also wonderful at the same time. Every stage, every season, has this push-pull of enjoying it and feeling happiness you have never known, and yet surviving it all at once.
Parents of children with special needs have to be the CEO, and there is LOT to manage.
About a year ago I switched insurance from my husband’s to mine, in order to leave no stone left unturned. I know that kids with apraxia can have some sort of positive indicator on a brain MRI, or genetic marker. I had yet to do any of that testing, and so I decided this was the year to do it. My husband questioned why. Is there a reason to know?
Does your child struggle with impulse control? Do they run out or touch things they know they shouldn’t but seem unable to help themselves despite consequences? Do they struggle to get dressed? Does it take you 30 minutes longer to get out the door in the morning than you think it should? Do they frequently lose things like important papers from teachers? Is their desk, backpack, and folders completely disorganized and
Living in Denver, Colorado, there is a special needs summer camp called Adam’s Camp that has quite the positive reputation.
One day I was perusing The Mighty to see if any new apraxia articles had been posted, and I ran across an article by Kelsey Belk, a graduate student studying to be an SLP. I was so inspired by her article I just had to reach out and thank her. I found her on facebook and saw that she was currently attending the University of Northern Colorado! I live in