Homeschool Reflections: Looking Back and Moving Forward, by Katy Klimczuk

We homeschooled for the first time during the 2021-22 school year. It was both more rewarding and difficult than I anticipated. Initially, I was tempted to write a review of our curriculum choices. But, as most homeschoolers already know, the what doesn’t matter as much as the how. Homeschooling was a blessing in many ways,…

How Therapy Has Helped Our Whole Family, by Colleen Pressprich

When our daughter was just 3 ½ she was diagnosed with ADHD. Our son received a diagnosis at 5. One of the first things our pediatrician suggested that we try was play-based therapy. We were lucky enough to find, with the help of our hyper-connected local community, a wonderful therapist who works in-home with our…

School Choices And Special Needs: A Year By Year Decision, by Heidi Indahl

When it comes to school choices for my special needs kids, you can literally say we have done it all. Public, charter, Catholic, Montessori, homeschool, part-time, full-time… you name it we’ve done it! While consistency in education is important, so is making sure that the academic needs of our special needs kids are balanced with…

God Gives Us More Than We Can Handle-Alone, by Rachel Fusselman

Recently on Twitter, a mother we’ll call Harriet posted; “Why do we have a vaccine for Covid but NOTHING for autism?!? My 15 year old daughter can’t even dress herself or put on deodorant alone. Get your a**es into gear & find a cure NOW! This is not a personality type. It’s a disability. #AutismAcceptanceMonth”…

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What Parents Can Learn From the Childless St. Gemma, by Andi Sligh

Today, April 11, is the feast day of St. Gemma Galgani. She lived a little over a century ago in Italy and is one of a select group of saints who experienced the wounds of Christ on her body. In addition to the stigmata, she faced numerous physical and personal struggles throughout her life. She…

Lesson’s From My Child’s Doctors, by Heidi Indahl

As special needs parents, we are all familiar with feeling overwhelmed and underprepared. None of us run around thinking we’ve got this nailed! There are times when discouragement and doubt are my daily companions. Spiritually, I’ve spent a lot of time in prayer coming to find acceptance of this reality in my life. Psychologically, I’ve…