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.
Update on “Is There Something Wrong with Me, Mom?” Last Thursday I posted about Sienna’s experience of rejection at The Little People of America National Conference. I had no idea that post would get as much attention as it did. It was viewed over 3500 times! The number of people that reached out with […]Continue Reading... No 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.
As this “regular” school year comes to a close, I sit back and look at our last school year. This was our first full school year of homeschooling. Here’s what I’ve learned: Sienna wasn’t heading in the right direction while she was in public school. While I’ve loved many of Sienna’s past teachers, Sienna’s education was […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Most people know that Sierra and Sienna have been interviewed multiple times about them being such a unique pair of twins. Usually the interviews and the questions are focused around Sienna, so I thought I’d share something from Sierra’s perspective: 7 Things You May Not Know About the Twin of Someone with Special Needs 1. I’m […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
When Switched at Birth first aired in 2011, I was immediately hooked. It features the twists and turns of two families whose daughters were switched at birth, hence the title. What most intrigued me was that one of the core teens in the show is deaf. Since my daughter, Sienna, is hearing impaired. She can […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We had the pleasure of attending a gifting suite at The Golden Globes in Hollywood! It was so much fun! We met several celebrities, had our pictures taken with them and enjoyed showing them Sienna’s Locket. They loved it! As a dwarf, Sienna deals with feeling like she looks like a young child and not […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
As a young girl, I loved to write and was apparently good at it. Writing seemed to just come easily to me. I would often times—and still do—find myself waking in the middle of the night to record or write down what I had just literally “written” in my sleep. When I was growing up, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.