Nurturing Parents of Children with Special Needs

    Through Their Challenges and Unique Grief

You Can Be a Great Mom AND Put Yourself First!

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Parenting a child with special needs is a hard job! People who have not walked in your shoes just do not understand the mental load of constant worry, keeping track of daily medical and developmental needs, ongoing stress, loads of appointments, marital challenges, chronic grief, overwhelming guilt, financial strain, and the list goes on. 

So, how do you take care of yourself to endure this marathon of parenting? How do you ensure that you will always be able to be physically and mentally available for your family? 


You have to start by understanding that taking care of yourself is not selfish and is nothing to feel guilty about.  I want to help you learn how to truly make yourself a priority while running through the chaos of special needs parenting.


Join me as I interview Hannah Stainer to discuss how communication can benefit the relationships with your children, partner, and yourself. We will explore how to take the stress out of interactions and how talking about our feelings, and helping our children to do the same, can be beneficial for our wellbeing.


     Monday, August 2 @ 5pm ET/10pm UK 

     on Zoom

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Get some of my favorite go-to tricks and tips for balancing your stressful life so you can find calm in the chaos.


Changing Your Dreams: Parenting a Child with Special Needs is a podcast about our unique grief, transforming our dreams and how to care for ourselves when parenting a child with special needs.


Through online and in-person programs, I help overwhelmed and burnt-out special needs parents:

  • understand how to nurture themselves while they take care of everyone else,

  • find clarity on parenting or behavior questions,

  • get guidance on their child’s future,

  • engage in the opportunity to gather for community, learning, and healing.

From the mouths of moms...

I appreciated the gentle approach with which Lara reminded me that loving myself enough to make time for myself matters in the grand scheme of being the best parent I can be.

I had been feeling really stressed about my son’s future and unsure what goals to focus on. My session with Lara was so comfortable and supportive for me! Being able to talk it out with her was so helpful, and in the end I was given such clarity. I now know my next steps and feel some peace.