504 plan accommodatons
Special Education Type 1 Diabetes

Diabetes 504 Plans: A List of Accommodations to Include

One of the top questions that gets asked within the diabetes community and across many diabetes support groups is whether a child with Type 1 Diabetes needs a 504 Plan for school. I typically encourage parents to adopt one as soon as possible to ensure legal protection for their child. Even if you have a …

New Years’ Resolutions
Self-Care Special Needs

10 New Years’ Resolutions for the Special Needs Mom and How to Actually Stick With Them

Every year, it’s the same story. You are motivated and feeling hard core on January 1st, all pumped and ready to conquer your New Years’ goals. Then, by January 5th, your motivation is weaning. Life gets in the way and you find yourself falling off the wagon barely even a week into it. You are …

Essential Oils
Autism Beauty Family Home Self-Care Special Needs

My Top Essential Oils for Special Needs

If you aren’t familiar with the Essential Oil craze by now, it’s a sign that you might have been living in a cave the last few years. Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that are made from steaming or pressing various parts of a plant to produce a fragrance, which can then be used for …

Mean Teacher
Special Education Special Needs

How to Destroy a Child in 8 Easy Steps: A Teacher’s Guide

There are some truly wonderful teachers out there in the world. These are the ones who want to make a positive difference in the lives of our children. The ones who work tirelessly to make sure no child falls behind. The ones who nurture, encourage and protect their students as if they are their own. …

Our family
Autism Special Needs Travel Type 1 Diabetes

Traveling to Florida’s Theme Parks with Medical or Special Conditions

Planning a trip to Disney or any other theme parks in Florida? This serves as your handy guide for navigating the top Florida parks with a medical or special need. Each theme park has disability and medical services that function similarly to each other, including a disability/access pass. There are limits on these passes, however, …

Roadtrip with diabetes
Travel Type 1 Diabetes

What I Pack On A Road Trip With Diabetes

Traveling with diabetes can be daunting at times. Our first family trip following our daughter’s diagnosis, I felt a little overwhelmed. I was very nervous, trying to think of everything we might need in anticipation of a diabetes emergency. I spent a lot of time double and triple checking all supplies, nervously calling in extra …

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