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

Aug 27, 2020

Episode 52: Implementing The IEP With Guest Anna Distefano

In this episode, we discuss the nitty gritty of implementing your child's IEP. Guest Anna Distefano noted that a child can be "flagged" for special education in preschool. Before even having an IEP meeting, the child's teacher is supposed to take data,...

Aug 20, 2020

Episode 51: Coping With NICU Stays While Abroad With Guest April Wilhelm

In this episode, we discuss managing NICU stays while attempting to return home abroad and also managing your newborn's special needs. Guest April Wilhelm was living in Japan, where her Navy husband was stationed. She went to visit her family in...

Aug 13, 2020

Episode 50: Finding Special Needs Resources With Guest Contessa Louise Cooper

In this episode, we discuss having adult children with autism and developing resources for others. Guest Contessa Louise Cooper was a young mom. Her son was born at 34 weeks and had a NICU stay. She knew early on that he had special needs, but...

Aug 6, 2020

Episode 49: Beating Burnout in 2020

In this episode, we discuss beating burnout in this crazy year of 2020. Burnout can happen in many ways but is super common due to crazy work schedules or raising children with numerous special needs. We discuss the signs and symptoms of burnout, as well as our experiences with...

Aug 4, 2020

Episode 48 : Supermom Is Getting Burnt Out With Guest Torie Henderson

In this episode, we discuss burnout in special needs parents and how to combat burnout. Guest Torie Henderson defines supermoms as moms who try really hard to do everything right, so they get exhausted and they put the children's needs before their...