The Unique Journey Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs And Being A Single Parent

When Your Special Needs Child Becomes An Adult

Time has recently turned my teenage son, with special needs, into an adult.   It seemed to happen so fast.  Where did the years go?  I guess I was so busy engrossed in parenting him, that I lost all track of time.  Now, things are changing and I am trying to make the...

Integrate or Segregate

When you receive the news that your child's been  diagnosed with a disease, or disability, many thoughts race through your mind.   How am I going to handle this? How is life going to change? Is it something I have done wrong? The questions can seem endless, and...

Clarifying ‘Special Needs’

When you hear the words 'special needs' , what comes to mind initially? Is it someone in a wheelchair?  Down Syndrome?  Is it a particular person or just in general someone with a visible disability?   The term 'Special Needs' sits on a very broad spectrum. We can...

Body Shaming

In light of a world that is embracing and selling extreme body images, it's unsettling to discover the amount of Body Shaming that is still circulating across North America. Most of my life I have battled with the reality that my rear end is big.  It sticks out, it's...

3 Fun And Easy Summer Recipes

A  Fun Twist For Ice Cubes Instead of using plain old water ice cubes, spice things up a bit and flavour them! Here are some fun ideas to make your children's favourite summer beverages tastier! Coconut Oil and Pineapple Juice Cranberry Juice and Gummy Bears Orange...

30 Summer Family Movies

Sometimes it is nice to just sit and relax at home with the family. Movies are a favourite past time for my children and I.  We don't have cable or satellite for television, so we watch a whole lot of movies.  In my home, we like to eat dinner while we watch a movie...

Fun In The Sun

Summer is my favourite time of year.  I love being out in the sun.  It's heat penetrating my bones, working on my suntan, hanging out at the beach;  I just want to be out in the sun as much as I can.  There are so many fun things to do out in the sun.  And I am going...