Lessons from the ICU

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Mothers are a peculiar bunch. They love and adore their children one minute, and then scream at them the next. They gush about the joys of motherhood, but have a growing list of woes since giving birth. They give so much sacrificially, but hope for some kind of recognition in … More Lessons from the ICU

To the Mom of the Child with Special Needs – Part 2

It was about 5 years ago. I sat in the school’s office with my son, filling out enrollment paperwork. Though I hurried through the process, I wasn’t fast enough to escape an impending meltdown. We weren’t quite done, they told us. He had to take a photo for his school ID card. What should’ve been … More To the Mom of the Child with Special Needs – Part 2

What I Learned From Having a Child with Special Needs

I sat in the waiting room of the doctor’s office, filling out a questionnaire about my 2-year-old, who was happily playing in the “kiddie corner”. Does your child eat at least 2 cups of fruits and vegetables a day? YES. Does your child kick a ball? YES. Does your child speak two-word sentences? I hesitated. … More What I Learned From Having a Child with Special Needs