I’m Grateful For the Santa Who Saw How Special My Special Girl Is

Dear Santa, As another Christmas approaches, I think back to one special meeting we had a few years ago. It was a visit with you that changed how my daughter (and myself) saw Christmas and helped her enjoy what can be a stressful time of year full of changes. Back in 2012, we came to … More I’m Grateful For the Santa Who Saw How Special My Special Girl Is

Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

Written by: Vickie C – Mom to an adult child with autism https://TakingStep.com As parents, we all come to the crossroad of whether our children believe in Santa sooner or later. It’s a sad milestone. It begins to be difficult for them to understand and believe in something they can’t see. Sure, we see Santa and his … More Believing in Santa as an Adult with Special Needs

The Stigma of Being a Special Needs Mom With Depression

There is a stigma around depression. A really, really ugly one. And I think there’s especially a stigma around mothers who have depression. If you’re depressed, you’re weak. Broken. You are medicated. You cry a lot. You sleep a lot. This isn’t true. At least not for me. I’m not weak. I’m freakishly independent. I’m … More The Stigma of Being a Special Needs Mom With Depression