February 20, 2010

Blogs! Blogs! Blogs!

I am very new to the world of blogging (as you can see I just started this blog a few weeks ago). Before I started blogging, I rarely looked at other blogs....I have some friends that blog, and I read theirs, but would never think to look at blogs of strangers.

The other night, on a whim, I typed in "special needs moms blogs". And--WOW!--was I shocked at what I found.

There are HUNDREDS of blogs out there, written by moms like me, raising children with some sort of special need. Many blogs I found talk about kids with autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, ADHD. I found a few that talk about issues that my daughter, A, is dealing with (tracheostomy, feeding tube, developmental delays, hearing loss, etc). I cannot tell you how relieved I feel.

You see, most of my friends can't relate to what I'm going through. I do have some friends with children with challenges--g-tubes, autism, etc--but no one else I know has a child with exactly what WE are dealing with. So to read other mom's thoughts, putting thoughts that I have had myself into words, made me smile hugely from ear to ear.

I will most likely link to some of the blogs that inspire me most. And now I am inspired to find other blogs that may resonate with me: women that cook, run, read. What a fantastic way to connect.


  1. Welcome to the World of Blogging!! So happy you have found us!!

  2. You always feel like you are the only one. Like when the teacher pulls me aside...you see them coming...then you are always relieved to know other moms have been pulled aside too. It gives comfort to know you are not alone.


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