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Photo Credit: Bigstock My family is not typical at all. I’m a Latina immigrant with brown skin and a very distinctive Latino accent who happens to be the divorced mother of two biological children with Down syndrome who have a much lighter skin tone and...

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Living with ADHD. Feeling Proud of Myself For The First Time.

  Concept sign for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with girl Anyone who knows me well (maybe 5 or 6 people, besides my children) would agree that I am a very complicated person. Complicated in the sense that I can easily disconnect from others. It’s hard for me to create a connection with people, and as the connection grows, so grows the pressure and anxiety to be good and to be...

4 Ways of Taking Advantage Of The Child’s Natural Environment When He has Special Needs

Kids with special needs may need additional services, attention and supervision, but their biggest necessity is still the same as everyone else, love, attention and respect based on their unique talents and abilities. Your child’s natural environment opportunities are all the typical and...

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Being a wife, mother, and professional is not an easy thing to handle, and finding the right balance to not lose our sanity, is harder than it may look. It’s for this reason that I invited Amanda Edwards: registered psychotherapist in the State of Colorado, from...

Helping your Child with Special Needs to Communicate While He Learns To Talk

Communication may be the real challenge when raising children with special needs. It’s definitely the most complicated task to accomplish and it can really affect the child’s behavior and development. As parents, we have a natural understanding of our children’s...

Pride Month: The Things That My Gay Friend and I Have in Common

Photo Credit: Bigstock My family is not typical at all. I’m a Latina immigrant with brown skin and a very distinctive Latino accent who happens to be the divorced mother of two biological children with...

by Eliana Tardio

Join Chuck E. Cheese’s 40th Anniversary Celebration

Léelo en Español, ¡con un CLICK aquí!  If you and your family are Chuck E. Cheese’s fans (if not, the only explanation for that would be that you haven’t tried yet!) don’t miss these fun opportunities to join Chuck E. Cheese’s in their 40th anniversary celebration. Do you want your family to be part of the A GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ attempt?...

From the Mother’s Perspective: Life as a Couple When Raising Children with Special Needs

Every time people learn of my divorced status as the mother of two children with Down syndrome, they immediately assume my marital failure is due to the unexpected arrival of two children who happen to have a much higher level of need...

Emir’s First Birthday Party as a Teenager

Thanks Chuck E. Cheese’s for sponsoring this beautiful day for Emir and his friends! Click aquí para leer en español, Photo Credit: @JoeLaBelle And suddenly, that defenseless baby who came from me is turning 13 years old and becoming...

Planning For Your Child with Special Needs’ Future, Without You

My mother died of cancer almost 23 years ago. It was a terrible experience for us as a family. Her departure was just another stage of suffering after many years of agony we endured together. By relating this life experience as a child...

Living with ADHD. Feeling Proud of Myself For The First Time.

  Concept sign for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with girl Anyone who knows me well (maybe 5 or 6 people, besides my children) would agree that I am a very complicated person. Complicated...

4 Ways of Taking Advantage Of The Child’s Natural Environment When He has Special Needs

Kids with special needs may need additional services, attention and supervision, but their biggest necessity is still the same as everyone else, love, attention and respect based on their unique talents...

8 Things Every Mother Should Know About Mental Health

Being a wife, mother, and professional is not an easy thing to handle, and finding the right balance to not lose our sanity, is harder than it may look. It’s for this reason that I invited Amanda Edwards:...

Helping your Child with Special Needs to Communicate While He Learns To Talk

Communication may be the real challenge when raising children with special needs. It’s definitely the most complicated task to accomplish and it can really affect the child’s behavior and development. As...

5 Things Families Should Know About Inclusion For Children with Special Needs

Let’s start by defining the word inclusion. According to the NDSS, inclusion is an educational philosophy based on the belief that everyone has the right to have a full participation in society. But...

10 Fun Activities to Help Your Child Strengthen Their Oral Muscles

As a parent and a professional who started her career more than 13 years ago as a volunteer for the early intervention program, I have been blessed to come into my own surrounded by great friends and professionals....

Siblings’ Love Enables All the Possibilities

Ten years ago when she was born and after her diagnosis was confirmed, I couldn’t help myself but to worry about the future. My dream of having a second child got blurred up by the news. Suddenly the...

How My Blogging Has Positively Impacted the Lives of My Children

I’ve been blogging for more than 10 years now. When I was a child, I had a diary that I would share with everyone around me, so when blogs became the norm, it just felt natural to start sharing my path...