Holiday Etiquette for Family Members of Parents with Special Needs Children

Let's make dinner pleasant for everyone!

It’s that time of year again, and many including myself are gearing up for a host of Christmas festivities which also includes a number of family dinners. Next week, my children and I will be traveling to visit family we haven’t seen all year. I am looking forward to it. I can’t wait to see my extended family. However, there is one aspect I dread every year – the unsolicited parenting advice, … [Read more...]

Five Things You Can Do Right Now to Help Your Baby Endure a Cold

sick baby

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. This advice is based on my experience as a mother and from the advice given to me by my children’s pediatrician. Please contact your pediatrician or dial 911 if your baby cannot breathe, is lethargic or if you believe he/she is facing a medical emergency. It’s that time of year again! Cold season! It’s one of the most dreaded times of the year if … [Read more...]

Hope for the Holidays

Candle for Gabe

“To provide for those who mourn in Zion—to give them a garland instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit. They will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, to display his glory” Isaiah 61:3 (NRSV). In the last couple of weeks, I’ve emailed back-and-forth with a woman referred to me from the SUDEP Institute … [Read more...]