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…]

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…]

Freedom in the Wait

By Matina Alston, Core Writer As my five-year-old peered at me with her big browns, I expected her to whisper sweet nothings, but she gut-punched me with this question: “Momma, when will God heal me?” I froze with internal turmoil. Would I voice my usual reply that reflected my faith? I so deeply wanted to, … [Read more…]