Tag: families of people with special needs

Valentine’s Day was not what we planned:heartbreak

Valentine’s Day was not what we planned:heartbreak

The last few days, our eldest daughter Savannah was excitedly preparing to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This happens in two parts: exchanging presents and baking for the actual day, then a Valentine’s party with Savannah’s squad on the weekend. Talisa and Eli love this celebration because Savannah’s […]

Should siblings be responsible for each other? And if so, is that okay?

Should siblings be responsible for each other? And if so, is that okay?

When parenting a child with a disability many people offer advice or opinions from their perspective of what would be best for a family like ours. People are not shy to give voice to the potential problems which they believe we face. Specifically, people assume […]

My Greatest Gift This Year: Journey To You (Part Two)

My Greatest Gift This Year: Journey To You (Part Two)

Today’s post is about a new idea I used to develop a positive mindset for Talisa and Eli as they began the new school year. It seems that my participation in Journey To You is a gift that keeps on giving as the idea was one […]

What You Do Not See In Our Photo Taken On New Years Eve

What You Do Not See In Our Photo Taken On New Years Eve

I share this post with the deepest love for my children, their friends with special needs and the siblings of people with special needs.  It’s not often I write about the challenges that we face as a family with a child with special needs. I […]

My Inspiration: There is ALWAYS Time to Dance

My Inspiration: There is ALWAYS Time to Dance

Now that I work from home, it is a mixed blessing. My children and my husband love having me around and I find we are using our time more productively. I wake up everyday excited to meet the day. I can’t remember ever feeling like […]

Parenting: Being Courageous even in Uncertainty

Parenting: Being Courageous even in Uncertainty

This past weekend we attended our friends sons’ birthday party where they had an amazing Wild Animals Educational show. My daughter, Savannah and the birthday boy, Kurt have been friends since they were little children. We have attended a few parties at his home and […]

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Writer 2017 was Chevs Life

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Writer 2017 was Chevs Life

In March this year I was chosen as the Most Inspirational Blogger in the SA Mommy Blogger Awards. It was my goal to pay tribute to the other category winners. This year has taken a somewhat winding path, and I did not complete that goal. […]

I Feel You Maleficent

I Feel You Maleficent

As I wrote in my previous post (5 September 2018) I made the choice to leave a full time job and to pursue a career as a writer and speaker http://amillionbeautifulpieces.co.za/2018/09/05/i-am-bravely-making-the-scary-choice/. Making the transition from one career to another is quite daunting. Then to do […]

Guest Post: I Can Only Imagine by Talisa Pillay

Guest Post: I Can Only Imagine by Talisa Pillay

Today, as we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa and my family celebrates our eldest daughter Savannah’s 22nd birthday, this guest post is a touching tribute to sisterhood, the value of relationships and love in its purest forms.  It was a great reminder to me about […]

The Post Newspaper Feature – Families raising autistic kids, adults need support

The Post Newspaper Feature – Families raising autistic kids, adults need support

While the world dedicates April to Autism Awareness in our house everyday is Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance. That is the message we spread. We are humbled to be featured on The Post newspaper today to share Savannah’s journey as an autistic person. It is […]


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