Special Needs Parenting

Being strong for my daughter

Being strong for my daughter

Recently, at our final IEP meeting for Kay, one of the IEP team members remarked about how strong I have been over the years. Of course, I just smiled and said thank you. I’ve heard this a few times during many of Kay’s trials and […]

Parenting a young adult with TBI

Parenting a young adult with TBI

When most people look at  Kay,  they see a typical 17 year old teenager, who is a Senior in high school. She’s a great kid  with a wicked funny personality . She loves history and is of a very curious nature. She also happens to […]

Graduation Afterthoughts…

Today was graduation day. It was the day that I was dreading for  a long, long time. My firstborn baby graduated from high school today.  First, I’m one very proud mama.  Kay has worked so very hard over the last 12 years to get where she […]

Confessions of an IEP Nazi

After 18 years of IEP meetings, transition tour meetings, emails and phone calls .. we are quickly nearing the end of our IEP journey. K graduates in May and there won’t be many more meetings that I have to attend for her. Actually, there is only 1 […]

Parenting a special needs teen

Parenting a special needs teen with a TBI (traumatic brain injury) is challenging. It’s a daily effort to guide her, advocate for her and support her needs. When I look at my daughter, K, I see a typical 17-year-old teenage girl who is getting ready […]