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Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

Nov 28, 2019

Episode 11: Back to Basics

In this episode, we discuss the basics of self-care, such as showering, sleeping, eating, brushing your hair, flossing your teeth, attempting to look like you didn't just wake up 5 minutes ago... As a special needs parent, it is really difficult to find time to do all of these things, because...

Nov 21, 2019

Episode 10: Imma Gonna Drive My Car

In those episode, we discuss the constant grossitude of our car: the piles of seltzer carcasses, rotting food, phantom smells... Our children only semi-dislike car rides, but Alex now throws toys, steals Benji's toys, fusses, then falls asleep. Benji occasionally plays with toys, but...

Nov 14, 2019

Episode 9: Is Eating In Restaurants Worth The Stress?

In this episode, we discuss our experience eating out in restaurants with our special needs children. We converse about the amount of food and table items thrown on the floor, the salting and peppering of the table (ours and other people's), the yelling,...

Nov 7, 2019

Episode 8: Vacation, Trip, or Catastrophe?

In this episode, we discuss the 1.5 vacations we took, and shared horror stories about them (multiple emergency room visits). We discuss the expense and time drains of vacations, as well as expectations vs reality of the vacations. We reminisce about how hard it was to get any...

Nov 7, 2019

Episode 7: Language Regression and Balancing Parenting With Self-Care

In this episode, we discuss the language regression we observed in Alex and how we felt finding out how severe the regression was. We talk about our hypotheses for what might be going on and how we are attempting to assess and treat these impairments....