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Stacy Warden

Author of Noah's Miracle blog. Noah Mitchell Warden was born December 23, 2008, weighing 9lbs and 1oz by emergency c-section at 8:51am. Noah did not breathe or have a heartbeat for the first 13 minutes of his life. He was taken to Children's Hospital in order to have a procedure done known as brain cooling in attempts to minimize damage caused by perinatal asphyxia. Noah's brain cooled for 72 hours after which time the hospital ran an MRI and an EEG to determine the extent of the damage. Unfortunately, the results came back with devastating news. Noah had suffered "global damage" to his brain. As a result the prognosis was grim. They said Noah would mostly likely never walk, talk, eat or even breathe on his own.

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Special Needs Families: 5 companies that have exceptional customer service

Special needs parents are met with a host of daily complications so when we come…

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Special Needs Diets: 10 fun foods for pureed eaters

Flavor experimentation can be quite enjoyable for children who are pureed eaters.

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Dare to Date: A Discussion with a Single Special Needs Parent

Finding love again isn't selfish, it's called self-preservation.

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The Love Behind Special Needs Adoption

The adoption process for any family can often be long, complicated and unpredictable.

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Food, Health & Beauty

Whole 30 for the Special Needs Parent

Special needs parents are often under-eating, over-eating, convenience eating or…

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Thinking of the Special Needs Moms that are Struggling on Mother’s Day

After a long night caring and keeping your child with special needs safe, comfortable…

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Keeping you and your Little ones Safe When travelling

Every time I contemplate having to travel by airline with my son's wheelchair…

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Special Needs Parents Need to Absorb Your Positive Energy

All of us have been in a situation where we've been around another person and…

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Let’s talk About Special Needs Dads

It's typically the special needs moms that are on the front lines. 

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Confessions of the Overly Organised

I was watching an episode of the television show Speechless last week. …

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15 New Years Resolutions for the Special Needs Parent

1) I will look at everyday “normal” activities and find creative ways…

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The Simple Pleasures of a Special Needs Parent

The unexpected journey of special needs parenting instantly propels us into a plain…

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How To Avoid a Sensory Nightmare at Halloween

Halloween can be overwhelming for a child with special needs who has SPD, more…

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The Things I Do Everyday

Lots of people have things about their daily routine that they do religiously.  …

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Special needs parents are no strangers to being members of multitudes of social media…

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Five Words I Want To Say

Years into special needs parenting words rarely fail me.  I’ve equipped…

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I’m starting to not notice you anymore

Perhaps it's a side effect of utter exhaustion or maybe it's growing to a…

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Mementos from The Hard Times

We all have possessions that take we place value of importance on.  Your grandmother’s…

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Please Quit Using the Disabled Community in Your Political Campaign!

Social media and news outlets are saturated at the moment with opinions about the…

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I need an 8th day in the week: Special needs encouragement

It’s Friday night, and I should be excited that we’ve made it to the…

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Summer Emotions

Typically colder weather is associated with mood changes.   There is a…

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Ideas for your Special Needs Summer Picnic

Remember the days when all you had to worry about was how many picnic ants you’d…

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2016 Summer Shoe Collection for the Special Needs Mom

The average special needs mom generally counts pennies when it comes to shopping…

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When people say our son with cerebral palsy ‘will be just fine’…

The early days of coming to terms with our child's diagnosis was painful.  

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When We Lose a Child from our Tribe

Today marks the third year anniversary since I first lost a child from The Tribe. …

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Holiday Blues are Real When You Have a Child With Special Needs

Special needs parents are particularly susceptible to having a case of holiday blues. 

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Dear Husband, We’re a Special Needs Team…

Dear Husband (aka Special Needs SuperDad),

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The Special Needs Homeschooling Movement

Homeschooling a child with special needs is on the rise. 

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When An Airline Hurts Your Child’s Wheelchair…

We’ve flown a handful of places now, and every single trip our child’s…

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Four Ways To Avoid a Sensory Nightmare - Special Needs Halloween

Halloween can be overwhelming for a child with special needs who has SPD or more…

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