An Uncommon Joy: A day in the life of a special needs parent

It begins first thing in the morning, you hear your child call out. This isn’t a normal yell; it’s a guttural croak, yelp or groan. Your eyes snap open with a start. It’s not like you were in a very deep sleep, anyway. You hurriedly make your way to your little one’s bedside, more calm Continue reading


Caregiver Diaries: For the Love of Sev

I met Nanett Prausa in 1999 when our boys were babies and we were both part of an email listserv for parents of children with microcephaly. Through that forum we could talk to other parents on a daily basis about feeding problems, seizure treatment, growth and vision issues. It was a great way to pool Continue reading


Toy Breakthroughs: Barbie Finally Gets Realistic Body; Lego Figure Gets Wheelchair

Two staples of the make-believe world of children’s toys will soon reflect real life diversity. LEGO will add its first mini-figure in a wheelchair and Barbie will add some curves, as well as seven different skin tones. WANT MORE BREAKTHROUGHS IN YOUR LIFE? …GET OUR GOOD NEWS APP -> Download FREE for Android and iOS Continue reading


Caregiver Diaries: An Unbroken Man

When I was young I loved sitting under my parent’s desk, tucked away in my quiet cubbyhole, writing poetry. In school, instead of listening to my math teacher, I spent too much time daydreaming and writing. I still avoid numbers, but adore words. This is one reason I am attracted to Eric Fischer’s story. Eric’s Continue reading