Four Ways to Become a More Satisfied Special Needs Dad

Four Ways to Become a More Satisfied Special Needs Dad

We’ve been celebrating dads this past weekend. And so we should. They have a uniquely tough, demanding, relentless, and nuanced role in parenting. And when they have a child with extra needs, they bear a role that can be intimidating, confusing, overwhelming, scary,...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

When caregiving sparks stress instead of joy, what can you do about it? That’s a question I began mulling over since I posted a survey on my website about stress and compassion fatigue in caregivers way back in 2019. Within 2 days, the survey had been completed...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Truth About Adoption

Thank you to Leah Lundgren Spring for sharing today’s contribution. May God use it to grow our understanding, compassion, respect, and vision! As the world churns with troubling questions, let us consider the range of options, collaborate to make more solutions...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Extraordinary Service

It was 6:30 pm on a Saturday night and we weren’t dressed for it. We’d been browsing garden stores for the afternoon and ordering Larry’s new grill for Father’s Day. After two weeks isolated at home with Covid-19, Larry, Carly and I were...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Life Is in the Details When Special Needs Parenting

There are just so many details to navigate. Visions of summer vacations are starting to creep into my head. It may only be April, but I am anxious for some breaks and really looking forward to connection opportunities with family. Planning and preparing for vacations...
When Caregiving Sparks Stress Instead of Joy, What Can You Do?

Parents Make Hard Decisions for Their Kids

We live in a post Easter world. What mercy! I don’t want to imagine being Carly’s mom — being any kind of person, in any kind of role — in a world without Jesus, the cross, the empty tomb. I know that you know what I’m talking about. You don’t have to be the parent of...