Mother’s day 

This coming Sunday, May 14th, is mother's day, a holiday which stands as testament to the enduring love, support, and care which mothers everywhere offer freely to their children.

All mothers face hardships along the treacherous path of raising children, as one cannot know exactly how a child will…

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“What If?”

Today I’m going to do a mental exercise of sorts. A “what if” scenario, as it were. Specifically, I’m going to examine what I know about my own childhood from the scattered, fuzzy memories I have of the time as well as my own mother’s recounting of what she remembers…

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A Brief Guide to Advocacy for Special Needs Families

If you’re reading this, you very likely have a child, sibling, cousin, nice, nephew, other family member, or friend who would be classified as having special needs. Of course, even if you don’t, this article might still contain useful information for you, as it is my hope it will help…

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How to Approach March/Spring Break

(For the Special Needs Family)

March break, also known as spring break, can be as challenging as it is exciting for families with special needs children. On the one hand, it’s a chance for your child to get away from the stresses that school can bring with it, as…

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Cooking Matters: Whole Grains, Beans, and Lentils

Simple tips that can change the quality of your child’s ability to absorb food

Our mothers often buy the very best organic food, store it carefully, wash it thoroughly, and take great care to cook it for their children, but when they put their child on the scale every…

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5 Simple Nutritional Changes (that can greatly improve your child’s health and well-being)

1. Do not feed your child the same foods every day

From the moment food is introduced a child starts to train mother: Feed me more of this and less of that. Some mothers start with the philosophy that a wide variety of tastes and textures is best. Often…

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Myths About Reading

Myth # 1 Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school

This is not a myth.

Children who learn to read before they go to school will be bored when they go to school. But so will the…

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IEP=Individualized Education Plan or Incapable Education Play?

So the IEP season is here. How are you feeling about your child’s IEP? There have been some discussions on IEP at Blossomville. Some parents are happy, some other are frustrated.

Here are some comments from Blossomvillers:

  • My son is in Grade 8 now. After

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7 Things You Don’t Know About A Special Needs Parent

An incredibly touching article, a heart-felt reason to become a Blossomviller - to inspire and be inspired by other like-minded Blossomvillers.

"Raising a child with any disorder, condition or special need, is both a blessing and a challenge. A challenge for the obvious reasons, and a blessing because you…

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It Takes a Community

It takes a village to raise a typical child. It takes Blossomville to raise a child with special needs.

A wonderful article to share. "Each of these disorders has books, websites, and national organizations devoted to them. Parents often know more about the specific disorder than any individual professional…

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