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Joyful Journey Mom

Midwest Mom parenting 5 kids of 3 nationalities. Passionate about adoption, special needs and living a life that is filled with faith & laughter #CLE

@journey_jen http://joyfuljourneymom.com/

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Milestones: Choice Making by Eve

​One of the most recent milestones Eve has developed is making choices.

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Keeping a child with special needs safe

​I hear it from mothers of children with special needs all the time.

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Special Educational Needs: Summer School or not?

​This year, we had the option of doing summer school (or extended school year)…

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Special Needs Celebrations: Her Birthday Gift to Me

We recently celebrated Eve’s birthday and it’s been fun thinking about…

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Accidental Advocate

When I became a parent to a child with special needs, I also became an accidental…

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Parents Know Best

Over the last couple of years, I have become friends with many parents who have children…

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Celebrating Each Milestone

One thing my daughter continually teaches me, is to celebrate each achievement no…

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What NOT to do when waiting for a diagnosis

I have received great advice from other moms whose children were undergoing testing…

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Inclusion or Not?

I have some wonderful friends who parent children with special needs. They are strong,…

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Non-verbal Woes

It's hard when you know that something is wrong with your child but you don't…

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The Power of Music

I have many memories that come to mind when I hear a particular song. The song we…

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It’s Ok to Ask

We were sitting in a waiting room and a little boy not even 6 years old was watching…

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New Wheels

We are in the process of getting a new wheelchair for Afua.  It’s a daunting…

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Genetics

We adopted Afua 18 months ago without knowing much about her past. Her medical record…

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Marathon

We have a Doctor who works only with children who have complex medical needs. He…

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Finding Balance

On Sunday evenings, my usual routine is to look at my calendar and see what the week…

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SPD Is Not Misbehaving

I have two children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The symptoms and triggers…

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Changing Tables

Parenting a child with special needs changes your view of the world.  

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Learning Her Diagnosis

It was one of those days that we expected to be like many others at our children’s…

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