Author Archives: Sarah

Sarah quit her social work job to become a stay-at-home mom when her twin girls were 1, their older sister was 2, and her husband graduated with his doctoral degree and got a full-time job as a professor (aka could not stay home with the kids on his days off of school, and full-time free childcare from wonderful grandparents was not an option!). Now the twins are 4, their big sis is in kindergarten, they’ve added a baby brother to the mix, and Sarah is getting back into part-time Geriatric Care Management. She loves spending time outdoors and trying her best to do crafty, educational activities with the girls, including reading tons of books with them! If you would like to contact Sarah, e-mail her at mumblingmommy@mumblingmommy.com.

Waving My White Flag: Surrending to a Special Needs Parent Lifestyle

About 2 1/2 years ago, when we first learned via ultrasound that our son had some unusual characteristics of genetic…

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Pros and Cons of Hospital Life with Special Needs Kids

My 2-year-old son is currently on his 14th day and counting at the hospital this month. He had a long…

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Goal Setting: What I Want for My Special Needs Child

I’m starting to get that antsy nervous feeling for my special needs child.  I know what is coming soon. Our…

Rounds: When My Special Needs Child is Sick

I hear my 13-month-old son stirring in his bedroom and know it is time for rounds. I prepare a bottle, get…

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Adjusting Expectations as a Special Needs Parent

There it sits in my son’s room: a special chair. Not a wheelchair exactly, but one that will hold his…

Two Separate Worlds: Setbacks With a Special Needs Baby

I am overwhelmed and still adjusting to the new world of having a special needs baby. I have a 5-year-old,…

6 Simple 4th of July Crafts and Activities

I get really excited for holidays and special events. Thanks to the world of Pinterest, I have been able to…

Making Wishes Come True: Family Birthday Traditions

I have 8,000 things to do, including figuring out dinner. I have a baby meekly fussing in his swing. I…

It’s OK to be Sad: A Newbie Special Needs Mom’s Revelation

I sit crying in the car in the parking lot of the park, fast food open and untouched on my…