Disclosure: This is a partnership with, and has been compensated, by The Pampered Parent, LLC. All opinions are mine alone.
Through our journey into the autism world over the past few years, I have met some incredible moms. Not only moms of autistic children but a myriad of disabilities. No matter who they are or where they come from, I find an instant camaraderie with them. Some of them have struggles we don’t, and have been tested in ways I couldn’t imagine, but there’s always a basis of understanding.
In these moments, I often find a commonality with these amazing women. They feel unseen. Parents are often told what our kid wants or needs and criticized for not knowing all the facts we’ve never been given. It’s like running on a treadmill while juggling everything and then getting told you’re doing great but all wrong.
I am so grateful for every therapist, teacher and caseworker who has worked with us and my son over the past few years. My son is only six years old and there have been many people in and out of our lives, but I will say that every so often you find an extra amazing gem. Someone who sees your child as an individual, someone who sees how hard we as the parents are trying.
This is why I love the Pampered Parent. It was started by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who truly saw the parents and how much they do. Their website says, “These parents do it all. They go from work to the grocery store to taking their child to and from therapy, getting home just in time for bed. They tend to take care of everyone else, often putting themselves last.”
The Pampered Parent is a subscription box for mothers of special needs children. A little something just for them. Each box includes fun and motivational items; like a shirt, tote or tumbler. And my favorite part is the inclusion of at least one item from a special needs run company, or a company that employs special needs individuals.
Another amazing part of The Pampered Parent is that they see the need to support special needs adults in our society. The founder, Lindsey, writes,
“My ultimate goal is to provide employment opportunities to individuals with special needs.”
As the parent of a special needs child, who I hope someday can have a job, companies like The Pampered Parent give me hope. Hope for a happy and fulfilling future for my son.
This is why the podcast I co-host, Table for Five No Reservations, specifically reached out to The Pampered Parent. This is an amazing company that we are proud to support and so excited to spread the news about them.
Check them out at thepamperedparent.com
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