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

How Parents of Children With Special Needs Fail Themselves – Self Care

Parents of kids with extra challenges are a funny bunch, both funny ha-ha and funny peculiar. Funny ha-ha because – well, if you don’t laugh you’ll go crazy. Peculiar because we seldom follow our own advice and fail spectacularly in one area especially – self care. While we will sit up until 2am holding our … More How Parents of Children With Special Needs Fail Themselves – Self Care