Posts by Jackie Arnold

Jackie Arnold is a health coach for special needs moms. She understands firsthand the physical challenges and emotional struggles of this demanding role and is on a mission to help other special needs moms prioritize their well-being, cultivate resilience, and create a healthier life. She helps them find the time, energy, and resources to put themselves back at the top of the priority list. Visit www.jackiearnoldcoaching.com to learn more.

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The Beautiful Life I Didn’t Plan For: On Raising a Special Needs Child

“I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.” ~Unknown

As far back as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a mom. I held onto the belief that my life wouldn’t feel truly “complete” until I had children.

This dream finally came true in 2010 when I was twenty-seven years old, when my son, Logan Patrick Arnold, entered the world. The moment I laid eyes on him, I sensed something was different about him. And though it might not sound flattering, he looked more like a middle-aged man than a Gerber baby.