Dehumanizing and Marginalizing Kids with Special Needs

What constitutes dehumanizing and marginalizing kids with special needs?  The Huffington Post shared  a recent blog post, My Child with a Disability is not My Hero, the author of which believes that the tendency of parents of kids with special needs and disabilities to say their kids are “heroes” makes me deeply uncomfortable.  The post … [Continue Reading]

How too many in this world view those with special needs.

I had to check to make sure that this was a satire site.  The post, entitled  Belgium: Senate Approves Measure Allowing Doctors to Euthanize Children had to be something from The Onion, right?   It couldn’t be reality.  It couldn’t really be reflective of how too many in this world view those with special needs…. [Continue Reading]

Banning Abortions Based On Down Syndrome

North Dakota is about to become the first state to take a stand and begin banning abortions based on Down syndrome. That’s right,  North Dakota has decided that Down syndrome is not a reason to end a pregnancy and a life. As AP reports: “Fargo Republican Rep. Bette Grande is the prime sponsor of the… [Continue Reading]

Life Saving Frugality

I knew he was trying to broach the topic as gingerly as possible by the tone of his voice. Are you really serious about getting out of debt?, he asked. Serious as a heart attack, I replied as convincingly as I could. Money is such a freaking stressful topic.  Just the thought of it can… [Continue Reading]

Valentine Blessings

The owner of the littlest Hodson heart is starting to feel better.  Not great, but better.  I’ll take it. Happy Valentine’s blessings to us. There will be a party at school and I’m in charge of the treats, but I don’t think I’ll be taking Parker with me when I drop them off.  There’s still… [Continue Reading]

Election Promises for those with Special Needs

      Lately, as I make my way through days with CNN and Fox News, I watch as Presidential wannabes stand up and make promise after promise after promise. …..I  promise to stand behind small business owners. …..I promise to stand behind coal workers. …..I promise to create more jobs than my  challenger. …..I… [Continue Reading]