Let’s Normalize Disabilities

Over the last 22 years of being a special needs mom, I have met so many wonderful people with disabilities. I have learned from them and they hold a special place in my heart. Many people don't get the opportunity to meet these "special people", or get to know them. I wonder, if I would... Continue Reading →

Cerebral Palsy does not Define her

As most of you all know, my daughter Ciara has Cerebral Palsy, but that is not what defines her. Cerebral Palsy is defined as "a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth." Because of her disability, she cannot walk out... Continue Reading →

Sensory Toys at Five Below

So, I love me some Five Below. I find myself browsing their website multiple times a month, looking for new items. If you are not familiar with Five Below, they are a budget friendly store, and their prices stay Five dollars or below. They do have products that are in their "Five beyond" section, but... Continue Reading →

Make Your Own Rules

Having a Special Needs child comes with its own set of difficulties. There is no rule book for how to raise a child with disabilities. Books about reaching children's milestones do not apply to your child's specific special needs. Even learning about your child's diagnosis does not help prepare you, because every disability is so... Continue Reading →

The Truth from a Special Needs Mom

As I sit here watching my daughter rest after an exhausting night of vomiting, I can't help the feeling of sorrow and pity for my child. After almost 21 years of having nights like this, it doesn't seem to get any easier watching your child suffer. At the age of 20 she should be able... Continue Reading →

Her Voice

As a special needs mom, you learn to be the voice for your child. Whether it's knowing their facial expressions, sign language, body language or their own language. You learn to know what your child wants and needs. My daughter speaks to me frequently about life and what's bothering her. People may not understand her... Continue Reading →

Mom at 15

I became a mother at the ripe young age of Fifteen. Now as an adult and mother of Two children, I sit back and think "wow, I really was still a baby, having a baby". I see my children at the same age I was when I was pregnant and think to myself "There is... Continue Reading →

About me

I am a Texas native and a mother of two wonderful kiddos. I am married to the man I fell in love with a age 16 and we now have been together over 20 years. My family My children are my world! I became pregnant with my daughter at 15, so I have been a... Continue Reading →

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