It’s that time of year. Moms purchase pencils, paper, notebooks, crayons, scissors, and many other back-to-school items. Some children bemoan the end of their summer, and some rejoice that they will return to their classmates. It’s time for a new year.
As you know, my little home on the internet is a bit dusty. I’ve not been posting regularly since both my husband and I got new jobs. Mine, working from home as the Social Media Coordinator for Home Educating Family. His, taking him farther down the road so he’s home less during the week which means I have less time for play.
I noticed that my writing buddy had started posting again on her blog. Just like me, she had lost time to work on her internet home, too. But she’s decided to dust off her keyboard and get back to it. She’s encouraged me to do the same, even if it’s not as elaborate as it used to be. For this season in our lives, we may need shorter posts and fewer frills.
So, my goal is to make September Back-to-Blog time. I miss my bloggy buddies, and it’s time for me to find a way to reconnect with you all.
Today I’m going to share with you a post I wrote for Home Educating Family’s blog. One of the blessings of running their blog is that I’ve been able to bring special needs to a mainstream company! I’ve incorporated a weekly special needs post. They currently run on Saturdays, but will soon move to Thursdays. I don’t usually write these posts, but a few weeks I had an opportunity to. I’ll give you the beginning here, and you can head over there to read the rest.
So, before I share that post with you, what have you had shelved for a while that you should dust off and start again? Have you found ways to adapt to seasons of life? Share your stories in the comments below!
I have a confession. I hate roller coasters. They are symbols of fear to me, not fun and excitement. Now it seems almost ironic. As a special needs parent, I ride the roller coaster of autism every day. Some days I’m fully buckled in and can actually enjoy the view from the top. Other days I feel like the corkscrew is never going to end and I just might throw up. Here are five things I’m learning from this crazy ride.
1. Enjoy the little things. All parents want to do this, but for many special needs parents, ANY word is a gift. A child’s acknowledgment of you creates celebration. Someone inviting your child to come to a party, regardless of social or physical imperfections, makes you want to jump for joy. Find others who will rejoice with you when your child can grasp a utensil or try that new food. Why not get a notebook and record those blessings? Then on tough days, you can remind yourself of those sweet moments. As your child gets older, you can even reminisce together.