The vision of this site has always been to help parents of special needs or medically complex children thrive. The devil is in the details, as they say. This came down to three main pillars.
- Provide important and timely information
- Share our struggles and progress, good news and bad
- Help parents find products that can make their lives easier
The first two are primarily driven by writing and they’ve been going well based on reader feedback. The third has been significantly more difficult. Setting up a retail store was not as easy and straightforward as it sounded. I made the attempt but getting a wide range of products and offering them at competitive prices while also taking care of our son wasn’t practical.
My most recent attempt to satisfy this last piece of my vision for the site was to partner with Amazon. I’m happy to report it seems to be working well and I hope it continues to work well into the future. There are a wide variety of products, I don’t need to stock the items, and Amazon handles the shipping. That said, it’s still our store. We choose what to list in the store. The products in the store have been recommended by other parents who have used them or we have used them ourselves with positive results.
If you’d like to recommend a product there’s a page for that.
If you’d like to take a look at the products in our store there’s a page for that too!
If you have any feedback please feel free to share it with us. We feel that to meet our overall vision we must be successful in all three pillars.