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My Imperfect EXTRA Ordinary Life

As a mother of a child with special needs, I spend a lot of time doing and worrying about things that most mothers don’t. As “normal” as we try to make our lives and experiences, our days and weeks are filled with extra doctor appointments, meetings with the schools, writing in communication notebooks for the teachers, tutoring sessions, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, music therapy, miracle league, t ball, and other such events and combinations there of. One of the most difficult, nerve wracking events is the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) meeting with the school. No matter how wonderful the school, administrators, teachers, and staff ( and ours are all top notch!) this day is stressful and hard. Parents show up in their toughest advocacy suits of armor ready to go to war for what is best for their child. We all push, beg, plead, and demand that our…

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