Friday, November 12, 2010

Blogging for Awareness, Day 12

All month long, Hopeful Parents is celebrating National Family Caregivers Month and National Blog Posting Month. Celebrating is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. If you blog about your child with special needs, include your post for the day below. More details about Hopeful Parents Blogging for Awareness are here.

2. If you like Hopeful Parents, let everyone know by "liking" us on Facebook! Click on the "Like" button on our sidebar, or visit our Facebook profile. We're trying to get to 5,000 likes by the end of the month...

3. If you luuuuvvvvv Hopeful Parents, become a member! All month long, we're giving you one good reason every day to join. Reason No. 12:

You have a child with special needs.

I mean, let's get down to brass tacks here. The reason we come to Hopeful Parents is because we're in the trenches and need to know we're not alone. I'm a huge consumer of celebrity magazines (which I'm both proud and embarassed to admit!), and so often I read one of the celebs quoted as saying, "Parenting is the hardest job you can ever do." Every time I read it, I think to myself, if they think parenting is the hardest job -- and they probably have all sorts of help and they definitely have all sorts of money and I know for a fact, their kid doesn't have special needs -- then what about us? Nobody gets what it's like having a child with special needs until they're living it. We're living it. Let's do this together. We don't need to do it alone.

That's all for today...see you tomorrow! And don't forget to add your link. Let's create some awareness about what it's like to care for a child with special needs!

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