Special Needs

When hopes and dreams don't get a vote: special needs parenting.

When Hopes and Dreams Don’t Get a Vote {Special Needs Parenting}

Special Needs Parenting: Sometimes Hopes and Dreams Don’t Get a Vote I enrolled Apollo in our local elementary school earlier this week. This is the school his older siblings have attended and the school he attended for kindergarten and first grade. He is thrilled. I’m a little bit heartbroken. Or maybe more than a little …

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Kalina's yearly hearing test at Seattle Children's Hospital {Unilateral Hearing Loss}

Kalina’s Yearly Hearing Test {Unilateral Hearing Loss}

Last week was Kalina’s yearly hearing test. Kalina was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss in 2013…when she was twelve years old. I will forever regret that she wasn’t diagnosed sooner…but I did due diligence as her mother. When Kalina was just a toddler I took her to the doctor and explained (rather awkwardly) that I …

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