daMotivatedMom

Special Needs Awareness and Advocacy 

Nine Types of Rest

 Time away Permission to not be helpful Something "unproductive" Connection to art and nature Solitude to recharge A break from responsibility Stillness to decompress Safe space Alone time at home

Placed and Plucked In My Life

While taking this journey as a special needs mom, some days are tougher than others, you get tired, you feel undervalued, you feel like no one cares, or understands.  My goal is to never look like what I’m going through.  But I have found in between the clouds,...

IEP’s

I hated that time of the year, May to be exact, you know…IEP meeting time.  Some years it felt like it had become a waste of time.  I would have the challenge of rearranging my work schedule to attend two separate meetings for my twins. An IEP or Individualized...

A Destination with a Disability

Those of us who have a disability or care for someone who is disabled and travel around our communities know how difficult it can be.  We must look for smooth pavement or aprons if we use a walker or wheelchair, we must search out handrails, ramps and avoid large...

I’m Living My Best Life. Are you?

I think by now we have all heard, at least the chorus, of the popular song “Smile” by comedian Lil Duval and Snoop Dogg.  He says, “I’m living my best life, ain’t goin’ back and forth with you,” you know the rest, it has some expletives, but we are going to sing the...