A Mom Can Make The Difference

  I gave this speech to a group of young mothers at Covenant House in Washington, DC in 2013. I believe the sentiments expressed can help other mothers who are wrestling with purposeful parenting. In Bishop TD Jakes’ book "Mama Made the Difference," he credits his mother as the one who inspired him to strive for more in his life. He gives the credit to his mother because he says that … [Read more...]

Holiday Etiquette for Family Members of Parents with Special Needs Children

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...]

(VIDEO) Sit, Turn and Scoot: Teach Your Toddler How to Go Down Stairs

There’s a video circulating on the internet of a baby in a pool who learned how to turn herself over and float. The video encourages parents to introduce their children to swimming as a means to prevent accidental drowning deaths. It’s a great idea! Well, I think parents should do the same for staircases. Staircases can be just as deadly as swimming pools. Pediatrics, the official journal of the … [Read more...]