daMotivatedMom

Special Needs Awareness and Advocacy 

End of the Road

This was sent to me from a family at the nursing home where my daughter volunteers.  It is so beautiful! I am posting it with their permission.  We had to make the difficult decision for her to leave the nursing home this week because it had become too emotionally...

Ask….and you shall receive

I have recounted this story many times, every time I think about it, I get a lump in my throat and so teary eyed.  I still can’t believe how it went down. Jasmine was a fair student, sometimes I didn’t think she was challenged, other times I thought she didn’t put...

The Birth of Two Princesses

Princess: person who has great power, many possessions I recently met a twin’s mommy and we were trading war stories about being a mom of twins, the birth and all that other stuff that comes with having and raising multiples and she asked me how much my girls...

Transitioning from High School

Transitioning from school age to young adult for a student with special needs is tough. Trying to navigate the system and decide what is best takes a lot of time and a precise thought process. Should your student remain in school? For how long? Graduate?  It is a...

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...

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,...