Category Archives: For Parents

Soggy Cereal

I really wish I was better. I wish I had more patience, more sympathy, more understanding. But unfortunately, I’m not. Here’s what happened… Caedmon, Jackson, Andrew and I were enjoying a nice breakfast with Captain Crunch. I succumbed to my greatest grocery store weakness – the cereal … Continue reading

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Why it’s okay to think of yourself first.

Caregivers are often unaware of their own stress and depression, but many of them are depressed 50 percent of the time. Not only is the day-to-day caregiving difficult and challenging, but the financial impact on caring for the disabled can … Continue reading

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I don’t know what to do

This commercial got my attention. Watch the little boy at the 20 second mark very closely… Amazing, isn’t he? I’d seen that commercial four or five times before I noticed his remarkable ability. Later on we were watching the swimming … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Art

One of the books I’m currently reading is called “Why, O God? Suffering and Disability in the Bible and Church,” edited by Larry Waters and Roy Zuck. As you might guess, I’ve got plenty of questions on these issues, but I’m … Continue reading

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They’re Special Too

Yesterday’s Speaking of Normal spotlights a reality of having a child with special needs that’s often overlooked – siblings.  We’ve got three other boys in the house, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve hurt for them, especially … Continue reading

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