If I can just find the reason

(Written: 9 June 2015) That’s the first thing you do when you receive diagnosis, you look for the reason.  Who, or what is to blame for this terrible name given to our confusion? “It will make me feel better, if I know the reason I can cope better.”  But will we, cope better?  Will our … Continue reading If I can just find the reason

The Power of Simplicity in 2020

In my daily life I usually have this constant longing for open spaces, freedom and quiet places. There could be a few reasons for this.  I have a substantial overactive mind, always thinking of projects, plans and ideas  I am a busy mom, with three busy children and all the tasks do not seize to  … Continue reading The Power of Simplicity in 2020

Guest Writer: Elmari Dreyer – When Your Grandchild Has Special Needs

I have three grandchildren of my own with special needs. For me it always was a dream to be a grandmother.  When my children were grown-up and got married, I could not wait for them to have kids so that I could become a granny.  I love babies and was always good with toddlers and … Continue reading Guest Writer: Elmari Dreyer – When Your Grandchild Has Special Needs

Can you remember that girl? Part 2 … and the Tattoo

Eight months have passed since I posted “Can you remember that girl?”  As I read the blog post for the first time again tonight I realized; even in these eight months, I have changed. To remember that girl takes courage.  It might be easier to just admit that I have changed. It is definitely easier … Continue reading Can you remember that girl? Part 2 … and the Tattoo

What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?

Each one of us is traveling through this life with a certain mountaintop in mind. We have dreams which can come true and other dreams that most probably never will.  The important thing to remember about this journey is that the most significant parts are invisible.   In a world where achievement and success win … Continue reading What If… Your Special Parenting Journey is Your Highest Qualification for This Life?

Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will

I can remember so clearly the early years of parenthood, those times when I was on the brink of breaking down. I could very faintly feel the exhaustion setting in more and more, my patience very thin with the kids and emotions flying everywhere about the smallest issues. It was then when I knew that … Continue reading Dear Parent, Burnout Can Do More Harm Than Frequent Breaks Ever Will