4 Things to Do When You’re Expecting a Child with a Disability
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4 Things to Do When You’re Expecting a Child with a Disability

If you’re expecting a child with a disability, you’ll have some additional parenting challenges to overcome that many other parents don’t have to deal with. It’s a good idea to start preparations now, to ensure your home is accessible, your mental health is resilient, and your financials are stable. This can also help ease some...

Caring for the Caregiver: You Are Not Alone
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Caring for the Caregiver: You Are Not Alone

When the caregiver constantly pours themselves out they find themselves empty. Caregivers carry heavy loads that they feel at times only they can carry. This may or may not be a rational belief, but a belief none the less. Thankfully Jesus is not silent on the topic of being tired and burdened. Matthew Chapter 11...

Caring for the Caregiver: Put On Your Gas Mask
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Caring for the Caregiver: Put On Your Gas Mask

Stop me if you have heard these instructions before. Oxygen and the air pressure are always being monitored. In the event of an emergency, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band...

Caring for the Caregiver: Unsung Heroes
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Caring for the Caregiver: Unsung Heroes

I will never forget the first Respite Night we held at First Christian Church in Canton Ohio for multiple reasons. The highlight for me was at the end of the evening when parents came back after their time away. Many came back excited and refreshed sharing stories of getting to go on a real date...