Looking Back: My Favorite Special Needs Posts from 2014
A few weeks ago, I shared my most popular posts from 2014 as chosen by you, the reader. Today I’m going to share a list of my personal favorites from last year. Some posts appear on both lists, but some stand alone on my list. I’ll present a link to each one along with a brief explanation of why it’s one of my favorites from 2014.
- Why My Child Almost Failed Kindergarten – And Yours Doesn’t Have To – I never imagined that one of my children would come dangerously close to failing kindergarten, especially when there were no indications that there were any issues. I shared our story with the hope that other parents won’t miss some of the signs that would have led us to seek help earlier.
- To the Sibling of a Child with Special Needs – This post means a lot to me because I wrote it straight from the heart to my older daughter.
- 10 Things I Learned on Our First Family Mission Trip – Our first mission trip as a family was only for a few days, and it was in-state, but it was more difficult than I had anticipated, and I learned a lot.
- When the Seemingly Bad is Good – I struggle to remember that God is in control and that He uses everything for good in my life. This was made very clear to me during a difficult incident as we were preparing to leave for one of Princess Roo’s specialist appointments.
- How My Small yes Changed My Family in a BIG Way – I made a decision when I was pregnant with my second child that has changed my family in ways I could never have foreseen. And it all started with one word: yes. This is a very personal story, and there’s a link to a follow-up to this post at the end.
- To the Special Needs Mom Who is DONE – I wrote this when I had spoken to too many moms in a week’s time who were struggling and ready to quit. I was hurting for these women I love so much – for the woman I have been at times myself.
- Special Needs Homeschooling is Not School at Home – When I began homeschooling, I had no idea what homeschooling looked like, and I certainly didn’t know what special needs homeschooling should look like. By education and profession, all I knew was public schools. Here’s what I’ve learned in the years since I began teaching my own children at home.
- To the Parent Struggling with Your Child’s Diagnosis – Because I have struggled with diagnoses too—and how they affect my view of my child.
- How I Juggle Special Needs Parenting and Homeschooling – I am often asked how I balance everything. The truth is that I don’t do it well all the time, but there are some tips I use to maintain what’s left of my sanity, and they’re included here. I re-read this post occasionally when I feel that I’m veering off track.
- 100 Resources for Special Needs Parenting and Homeschooling – I created this post as a starting place for parents who are looking for places to find out more about special needs parenting and homeschooling. These include personal stories from other parents—and none of them are from my blog (although I did include a list of links to my posts at the bottom as a bonus).
If you’re interested in seeing what top bloggers have chosen as their favorite blog posts from 2014, check out these amazing lists from the bloggers of iHomeschool Network—and be sure to Pin them to read for later and share them on social media if you find something you especially like!