Special Needs

Life Lessons as a Food Allergy Mom

Did you know this week is Food Allergy Awareness Week? 2 years ago this week, I had no idea about life with food allergies, much less that there was an awareness week, when my husband and I let our then 18 month old twins try their first taste of peanut…



One Tough Mama {Super Mom Spotlight}

This is a pretty new blog so if you don’t know me, let me take a minute to tell you some of my background. In 2007 my son was born in almost complete heart failure and the next day he suffered a massive stroke as one of the side effects…


A Little Bit Can Hurt {Book Review}

The holiday season (and life in Southeast Louisiana) is all about food. Everyone has their favorite treats that they only get this time of year and everyone is ready to share. But, if your child is one of the estimated 15 million Americans who have food allergies, so many treats…


Evacuating With a Special Needs Child

My son Charlie has a full dance card of medical issues–he had a stroke at birth resulting in cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and epilepsy. Charlie was born in Arkansas in 2007 and we promptly moved home to live near our families. The following year Ivan headed towards the New Orleans area…