Name of Blog or Site
Double Dose of Special
Address of Blog or Site
How Long It's Been Online
Since shortly after my second child was born in 2010
Why I Started
I had previously blogged my daughter's journey through selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery in 2006 (she has cerebral palsy) at smilingatgod.blogspot.com. Following the birth of my son in 2010, I felt that I had much more to say about life in the world of special needs (my son has Down syndrome). My situation is somewhat unique in that I have two natural children with special needs who have completely unrelated conditions.
How I Do It
I try to post at least twice per week, although I don't have a set editorial calendar. I am very open about my personal thoughts, feelings, and opinions, even if they aren't pretty. I also share more lighthearted subjects, photos, etc.
- Just write what you feel. I love that other people benefit from reading my blog, but the blog is primarily for me. It helps me process what I'm thinking and feeling, and gives me a voice for advocating for my children.