Notre Dame School Open House

Education for children with special needs can feel like a maze for parents. We often find ourselves looking for a solution to suit a number of challenges and sometimes cannot find it all in one place. Our children can face learning difficulties, developmental delay, social challenges or physical limitations. The right school is consequential in […]

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Caregivers

2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide If you’re looking for that distinct gift to make your caregiver feel special on Valentine’s Day, we’ve assembled a few favorites that are sure not to disappoint. Caregivers give their best selves to your loved ones and tend to put their own needs last. Their dedication is very much appreciated. […]

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Insurance Coverage and the Lessons We’ve Learned

What do you mean it’s Not Covered?  As we prepared for Catherine’s first surgery, we were diligent with our insurance coverage and contacted our health plan to ensure the hospital, heart surgeon, cardiologist and medications were all covered. Imagine our surprise when we found out that the pediatric intensive care unit for the very hospital […]

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How to Connect, Push and Relax in the New Year

Each year the average person makes at least one New Year’s resolution. The challenge comes with maintaining the resolution throughout the year. The holidays are coming to a close and you may have had a short reprieve with family and friends nearby. As the primary caregiver, it’s now time to pick up the mantle once […]

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Best Stocking Stuffers on a Budget

Hanging stockings is something we enjoy every year for the holiday season. On Catherine’s second Christmas, I pulled out stockings I purchased long before Merle and I had children and monogrammed the names for both girls on them. Christina was so excited when she saw the stockings that she accidentally pulled down all the decorations […]

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Holiday Gift Guide for Caregivers

2018 Holiday Gift Guide Have you been looking for a way to show gratitude to that special caregiver? Take a look at a few of my favorites on this year’s Gift Guide. It offers a little respite and comfort with a taste of nostalgia, but most of all a reminder of how much you appreciate […]

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5 Tips for Traveling with Children with Special Needs

The holiday season is one of the most festive and busiest times of the year. Traveling is a huge part of it. Air travel is especially delicate for a family with special needs children and adults. Our family traveled by plane at least six times in the last year. Here are some of my tried […]

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10 Self-Care Tips For Primary Caregivers

As a primary caregiver, taking care of a loved one is your number one priority. Taking care of yourself should be number two, but that’s not always the case. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the responsibilities on your plate, but don’t get comfortable putting yourself last. How can you give your loved one […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Know the facts!

Know the Statistics About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12.4%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. Besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among American women. In 2017, it’s estimated that about 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women will be breast cancers. Men and […]

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