When Mama Needs Help!

Editors Note: This is a guest post from our good friend, Ellen Stumbo! She is a fantastic writer, blogger, author and speaker. You can read her blog here or follower her on Twitter.

Parenting children with special needs can be extremely exhausting and overwhelming. Sometimes, you need a break. How do you balance the need for this with your responsibility as a mother to your children? Ellen shares some great words of wisdom from her own trying experience!

This is a hard post to write because it’s a big issue. It’s something I am constantly working on, an ongoing journey that changes along with the needs of my family. This is not a post about parenting kids with disabilities, or about parenting adopted kids who live with the trauma from their past, or even a post about parenting children with mental health issues. It is a post about parenting in the trenches, whatever that means to you, because mainly this post is about you, the parent, and how you are dealing with the extra needs in your family.