Parenting: Getting through the tough days (Parenting Blog Hop Week 1)

  Question: What do you find most challenging about parenting?  "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." (Proverbs 22:6 NIV) For me, the most challenging part of parenting is adjusting my expectations, training, and discipline … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 12: Describe the biggest challenge you face due to disability

As a parent of individuals with special needs, the biggest challenge I face due to disability is helping my children build authentic friendships with their peers. My boys exhibit many of the characteristics of autism: difficulty with eye contact Lack of an understanding of personal … [Read more...]

Favourite Quotes from The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

In January I received an invitation to join the launch team for The Art of Work by Jeff Goins. Although the official launch date of the book is tomorrow, March 24, 2015, everyone on the launch team received a copy of the book a couple of months ago. In this book, Jeff shares from his personal … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 11: Describe a good day living with disability

As a mother, I think my dreams and aspirations for my children are fairly normal. I want them to be able to have friends, fit into the community they live in, learn about things they enjoy, and contribute to society. I also want them to know they are loved, accepted, and appreciated - not only by … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 9: Leisure Activities

 Leisure activities can be a challenge for families and individuals who live with special needs. Some individuals are able to participate in most activities while others either have to have activities adapted or participate in a limited way. This summer we had the privilege of hosting my brother … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 8: Family life and disability

In our experience, raising children who have special needs affects every facet of family life: family activities and recreational choices, schedule, discipline, holidays, even the type of work and ministry parents have. I don't see living with a disability as a disadvantage, but it is … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 6 – How Disability Affects the Activities of Every Day Life

Most of the time I'm so busy with every day life that I don't stop to think about how much the special abilities of my children affect our activities. However, now that I think about it, most of the activities people take for granted take diligent effort with and for our children. 1. Getting … [Read more...]

Redefining Disability Week 5 – Significant moments connected to Disability

  Last year Rose Fischer started a Redefining Disability Challenge. This year she is continuing to invite people to join the challenge by blogging about a set of questions she developed. I’ve decided to join this challenge and most Mondays (or Tuesdays!) will be answering one of her … [Read more...]

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