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10 Things That Make My Special Needs Life Easier

I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes my life easier. Sometimes it’s the small things, right? I got to thinking about the little tangible things as well as the big things (like how people treat me during my life in the special needs world). I have a lot more, but I was wondering what YOU want to add to this list. What makes your (special needs) life better, easier, brighter? Little things and big things! Share!

1. Cute, age appropriate pants with elastic bands. Better yet, jeggings because they look like skinny jeans but don’t fasten (for the kids, not me, unless you count the yoga pants I am wearing right now but not for yoga).

2. Medicine pill boxes for 7 days, with AM and PM. Honestly, it seems like a small thing, I know, but it’s life-altering.

3. Helpful front desk/nurses, especially when they smile and act like they like their jobs.

3. Other parents who have open minds to kids with differences because this usually means their kids do, too.

4. Friends who cook. And share.

5. Doctors willing to use technology. Oh, the faxes I have sent across the country. But the email? That really works fast!

6. Drive-through pharmacies. Enough said.

7. Throw-up chin buckets. Too much said.

8. Numbing cream.

9. ER fast track for already compromised kids? Brilliant. And kind. (Also, who invented this?)

10. Velcro shoes instead of laces.

This originally ranMarch 16, 2011…add to the list!

 

 

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