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God Understands Hard, Thankless ParentingMother’s Day is difficult for many. But Scripture portrays a Father who knows our plight.
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Resuming labor day hack: Food service gloves. For uninterrupted typing flow when u can’t be bothered with a proper (leaky) lunch break. Follow me for more lazy mom productivity tips 😏#TipTuesday[IMAGE: Hand wearing plastic disposable glove while eating a juicy sandwich to enable hand owner to minimize downtime by typing uninterrupted between bites, thereby avoiding a time-consuming lunch break where she has to eat, then wash hands, then resume work] ... See MoreSee Less
FAQ: “Diane, what’s your advice for a new special-needs parent?” Six key ingredients to the secret sauce of struggling-yet-surviving-even-thriving families, detailed in my latest article for Parent Cue. #specialneedsparenting #specialneedsparents #specialneedsfamilies #awetism ... See MoreSee Less
6 Truths for Any Special Needs Parent - Parent CueWhat we grieve is the loss of expectations—the death of our unspoken dreams. We can give ourselves permission to grieve, because God does.