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Laura Robeson

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Encouraging Independence in a Child with Cerebral Palsy

Danny does many things. He rides a school bus. He plays with his cousins. He reads…

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What Happened to My Normal Life?

Wheeling Danny into the hospital for yet another procedure, I stopped to reflect…

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Sometimes, Doctors are the Best - Raising Children with Disabilities

Sometimes doctors are the best. We have seen countless physicians since Danny’s…

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Sometimes, Doctors are the Worst - Raising Children with Disabilities

Sometimes, doctors are the worst. Danny was born ten weeks prematurely, and he spent…

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Why Do The Small Things Send Me Over the Edge? - Raising Kids with Disabilities

Feeding tube? No problem. A lifetime of doctor appointments, surgeries, and…

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I’m Excited and Terrified to Go Back to Work - Special Needs Parenting

I am going back to work. After two years of staying home with my son, I am going…

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Parenting Changes Everyone - Raising Children with Disabilities

I have never been a creature of habit. I enjoy new experiences, typically don’t…

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Danny Goes To Camp - Raising Children with Disabilities

Danny is going to summer camp. Well, to be fair, he is going to half-day summer camp…

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‘Dear World…’ - Raising Children with Special Needs

Dear World, I want to talk to you about my son, Danny.

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Staying in The Moment - Raising Kids with Special Needs

I feel like I used to be a very thoughtful, present person. I seldom was distracted…

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The Sleep Thief - Raising Children with Special Needs

Danny has not been sleeping much lately. We periodically go through weeks or months…

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“The Plan” Was a Joke Anyway: Raising a Child with Disabilities

Two years ago, my husband and I made the decision that I would quit my job to care…

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Learning to Let Go of Children with Disabilities - Literally

When Danny was a baby, it was as if he knew all was not right. Danny wailed through…

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Learning To Ask For Help: Special Needs Parenting

As I called the dentist last week, I had a knot in my stomach. I haven’t been…

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I Wish My Son Could Get Lost - Raising a Child with Special Needs

Growing up, I had a very typical childhood. It was probably better than that. It…

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“I admit it, I’m scared for my son as he grows up” - Raising a Child With a Disability

We celebrate every bit of my son’s growth and development.

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I Am Not That Mom - Special Needs Parenting

I would really like to be the mom that has it all together. You know, the mom that…

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Special needs parenting: how to say ‘no’

Somewhere between giving my son his first and second cookie, I thought about the…

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