If your company is looking to hire, you will do well to hire a special-needs mom. As a special-needs mom, I personally know the financial burden felt by families with a child with special circumstances. Statistics have shown that most families with a child with special needs live one socio-economic level lower than their counterparts without children […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
You may have seen the blog post 6 Secrets Special Needs Moms Know being shared on social media. I love this post. I wanted to add a couple things, though. Here are More Secrets Special Needs Moms Know: 7. Special needs moms don’t sweat the small stuff. Chances are, you won’t hear us complain […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Sienna has been working really hard on navigating through various social protocols and expectations by working with us at home and with a Life Skills Coach. Sienna has begun to feel more comfortable about embracing her teen years and feeling more prepared for adulthood. One of the goals Sienna set for herself was to cook dinner for her […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This summer our family went to San Diego, CA twice. Yes, twice! Once was for our son’s graduation from Marine bootcamp. Oorah! The other was for the Little People of America Conference. It was purely coincidental that each event took place within a few miles of each other. This was our first time to […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
“ThinkBIG” is how Sienna and I autograph each of the children’s books we sign. You may think you know what it means, but I have a different twist on it. I recently explained this when I was able to speak at Speaker’s Night at the Little People of America Conference in San Diego this year. […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
It sure does suck to watch your 15-year-old cry and ask “Is there something wrong with me?” because she doesn’t even feel like she fits in at the Little People Conference. I posted that on my FB on Monday night and I wanted to expand on it. I want to spread the word. I want […]Continue Reading... 76 Comments.
There were a few times over the last few weeks or so when Sienna asked some questions about comments people made in response to the 20/20 segment and the local news segment that aired recently. One of the comments was that she couldn’t possibly be a dwarf because she was “too tall,” let alone be a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but October is also Dwarfism Awareness Month. Both topics affect me, but I’d like to bring special attention to Dwarfism since Sienna is a Dwarf. In October AND November, I’ll be donating proceeds from the Sinny-Size Series sales to the Little People of America. You can purchase it here: http://smoothsailingpress.com/sienna.html […]Continue Reading... No Comments.