Category: Sensory Processing Disorder

Confessions of a special needs mom

Welp, Mother’s Day is fast approaching. I used to hate Mother’s Day, but now I don’t. In celebration of this blessed Hallmark card buying, excessive chocolate partaking, flower giving event, I thought I would confess to all the weird things that I have done to keep some semblance of my own sanity while parenting my... Read more »

Here's what I gave up parenting my special needs child, but here's what I got back

Never been there with our son We have never been to Disneyland or Disneyworld. In fact, we have never been on a family vacation. The closest that we came to a family vacation was winning a weekend hotel stay at the Wyndham Hotel in downtown Chicago. It turned out to be a horrible nightmare. When... Read more »

Parental Oversharing: How much is too much?

As many of you know, I have a 14 year old adopted son whom we adopted when he was 2 days old. As a result of the trauma of being adopted, he has displayed many behaviors that have caused our family unit a great deal of stress. Now, there’s an understatement. Over the years, I... Read more »

The paltry choice of Medicaid providers has not improved with Obamacare

We sure do know how to pick em. Well, actually, that’s not true since we have so few to pick from. I am talking about health care providers that take AllKids Insurance or as so many people still call it; public aid. So warm and cozy a term that makes you feel so special. I... Read more »

10 Great Things That Happened After My Son's Rampage

Those of you who know me are aware of the 12 year long hardships my husband, Martin, and I have endured with our adopted son with severe behavior disorder. Those who read my last blogJust Another Day with My Son with an Invisible Disabilitygot a small glimpse of the sorts of challenges we face on... Read more »

Just Another Day with My Son with An Invisible Disability

Monday, February 2, Groundhog Day, was a snow day for all school children in the Chicagoland area. The storm dumped more snow on the area than was originally forecast…a lot more snow. When it finally stopped after about 36 hours, there was over 19 inches of snow. This turned out to be the 5th largest... Read more »

Technology Is Giving All of Us ADHD

Don’t get me wrong. I love technology as much as the next guy and I am admitting publicly that I am addicted to Facebook, but is this a good thing? I look forward to my constant dopamine rush every time I leave a comment on a Facebook post and receive one back. It is thrilling... Read more »

Why I Hate Halloween

When I was a kid, which was when dinosaurs roamed the earth, when you went trick-or-treating, you got not only candy, but taffy apples, fruit and penny toys. That was in the days before sickos put pins or razor blades in fruit. So, now it’s candy, candy and more candy. It’s not just one piece of candy at... Read more »

Please Bear With Me!

I am going to play the “age card” and the “stressed out special needs parent card” when I ask everybody to bear with me when it comes to my confusion about technology. I am so old, I not only remember Pong, I played it the first time around, for God’s sake! Did you know there... Read more »

There's A New School In Town

City Elementary is getting ready to open its doors on September 8, 2014 in Hyde Park. The newest not for profit school for children with special needs will be occupying rooms in KAM Isaiah Israel’s School building. There are 7 students matriculated in Kindergarten through 2nd grade. If all goes well, they will add a... Read more »