The day I told my son about his learning disabilities

By Brittany Meng, Creator and Editor of Mothering Beyond Expectations “MOOOOMMM!” He yelled. “STOP!” “I’m sorry! Sound it out. h-h-h–“ “MooOOOM!” His voice took on an even angrier edge, his eyes flashing irritation. “Benji, just read it. Sound it out. Start at the beginning.” “This! THIS!” “It’s not “this.” There’s no ‘th.’ Sound it out, … [Read more…]

Can I get a redo?

By Sabrena Deal, Guest Writer They say there is a first time for everything. This morning, “everything” included the first (and hopefully last) time that my 9-month-old ate dog poop. We don’t make a practice of leaving dog poop around our home for our little explorer to find but this week we’re hosting an extra … [Read more…]

The two lessons I’m sending with my daughter to Kindergarten

By Lauren Lund, Guest Writer My first child leaves the nest this August to take on the murky watercolors of life in Kindergarten. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous for her. She is a unique child and struggles with sensory processing disorder (SPD) and pragmatic language disorder, meaning, she’s socially inappropriate … [Read more…]

The unique worry of a special-needs mom

By Brett Baker, Core Writer If you’ve ever seen the show, Parenthood, then you’ll probably remember this scene: Kristina and Adam Braverman are pregnant with their third, unexpected, child—a child who already has a sibling with Asperger’s, making the new baby more likely to be on the Autism Spectrum as well. Kristina and Adam are … [Read more…]

The layers of being a foster care mom

By Jenna, Guest Writer “Honey, can we be ready for a baby in an hour?” I wasn’t even pregnant the first time those words came out of my mouth. And yet, we did bring a baby home an hour later. This scenario has happened more than once since starting our journey of foster care. Foster … [Read more…]