Do you work outside the home? I am a stay at home mom and babysitter for other people. I worked on an ambulance for 9 years.
What do you do to relax? I read books and run.
What else would you like to tell us about yourself? I am a single mom raising two children with special needs by myself. No matter how overwhelmed I get with life, I always try and keep a smile on my face.
What benefits has Connecting for Kids brought to you and your family? Connecting for kids has helped me realize that I am not alone in this journey. The organization has also given me resources that I would have never known existed.
The best thing about parenting a child who struggles... I get to act goofy and try new and different things to try and calm my children down. I also have learned more about my children's diagnosis than I would have ever dreamed about. But my favorite thing is that I have two special kids who will always be special and not just a label. They will have more coping skills then I ever did in my life and that alone makes me smile.
The worst thing about parenting a child who struggles... Trying to find people who understand and won't judge my children as "different" and won't judge them because of one meltdown.
The area where I have grown the most... I have grown the most in a few areas but the one that has impacted my life the most is the coping skills and calmness that my children have taught me through the process.
Maggie is the parent of two children.
Blog: The Elephant Journal
The elephant journal is based on meditation and it also has fun articles just to clear your head.
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