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Exchanging Your Expectations For the Beauty of God’s Plan This Christmas

On November 24, 2017

On Thanksgiving we sit around a table with family and friends, eat way too much delicious food, and think about all the blessings in our lives. It’s honestly one of my favorite holidays, because we slow down enough to truly enjoy what’s around us, to recognize all the good things in our lives. And then we wake up the next day,…

Children / Special needs parenting

Encouragement For Special Needs Parents From Finding Nemo and Finding Dory

On September 3, 2017

I’ve watched Finding Nemo and Finding Dory multiple times, but it didn’t hit me until recently that both Nemo’s and Dory’s parents are special needs parents and they have different approaches to raising their children that have encouraged me in the way I parent my own special needs children. Nemo’s dad Marlin, is very fearful and overprotective, longing to keep…

Faith / Special needs parenting

Releasing Expectations and Embracing God’s Plan

On February 13, 2017

I’m sure we’ve all had them.  Expectations.  And we’ve all had not fun reactions when our expectations weren’t met. For example, I expected to do lots of fun things with my children, go on lots of fun play dates and adventures.  Instead, my children require frequent trips to specialists and therapists due to their special needs.  And my reaction was…

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