Category Archives: Advocacy

Advocacy is not a 4-Letter Word

There are times where, as the parent of a child with a disability, you will be told to fight for what your child needs. Us “special needs moms” – we tell each other “fight for him, you know him best” … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Disability, Finding a Balance, Parenting, School | Leave a comment

Achieving Dreams

Yesterday I achieved a goal I have had for quite some time. I presented at the Ontario Association of Infant & Child Development Conference at Caesar’s Windsor. It was my first time presenting at a conference and surprisingly I wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy | Leave a comment

Harder Than I Ever Thought it Would Be

We worked long and hard to become parents. Years of infertility filled with tests, needles, examinations, surgeries and the loss of dignity. We moved on to adoption and were again met with questions and the need to prove ourselves. But finally … Continue reading

Posted in Adoption, Advocacy, Depression, Infertility, Parenting | Leave a comment

Our Son had a Positive Transition to High School

Our Son had a Positive Transition to High School:    Why? Good Planning, Respect for Parental Knowledge and Excellent Teamwork High school was coming fast and just the thought of it filled me with dread. Our son, Corbin, was still only … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Finding a Balance, School, Sorting it Out | Tagged | 1 Comment

To the 28 year Old Me

You are about to meet the most adorable little boy who will make you a mother. His smile and laugh are the best. He gives hugs like no other and his inquisitiveness is infectious.  Your first few weeks of being … Continue reading

Posted in ADHD, Adoption, Advocacy, Attachment, Finding a Balance, Tourette Syndrome (TS) | 1 Comment

He Will Be Okay

I began writing this 12 years ago and just finished it to submit to an online site (they passed, sniff) but I thought I would share it here. He moved quickly around the room – touching all that could be … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Parenting, Sorting it Out | Leave a comment

Like a Failure

I feel like a failure And I have felt like that for quite some time I don’t feel like a failure for everything – just a failure in creating inclusive opportunities for my son and other children with disabilities. I … Continue reading

Posted in Advocacy, Finding a Balance, School | Tagged | Leave a comment