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Diagnosis day

In her blog about special needs children for Today’s Parent, Anchel Krishna describes receiving her daughter’s cerebral palsy diagnosis in a very straight forward, calm manner: And that’s when the fog came in, and all I could think about was not crying in front of the doctor…. Then she proceeded to tell us that she … Continue reading

Other forms of respite

I read another one of those “Remember to take care of yourself” articles yesterday. The author, who was busy applying for extra-curriculars for her kids, stopped to ask why she didn’t put as much time into organizing something for herself. She acknowledged that putting themselves at the bottom of priority list is a trap many … Continue reading

How was your summer?

I’ve been asked this innocent question many times in the last couple of days. My standard answer has been that it was good. Why wouldn’t it have been good? I was lucky enough to spend most of it at the cottage with the kids, getting lots of time with my extended family, eating way too … Continue reading

Blame game

People, especially children, will ask why can’ t Deane walk, why doesn’t he speak. Usually I say it is because his muscles aren’t as strong as other people’s. But that’s not really what they want to know. The real “Why?” is why did it happen? What went wrong? One of the hardest things for most … Continue reading