Author Archives: Tammy and Parker

I am the mother of 5 wonderful kids. My youngest, Parker, is a medically fragile blessing with Down's Syndrome. I am @ParkerMama on Twitter.

“Expect to do a lot of mourning…..”

Today’s post is by Beck from Frog and Toad Are Still Friends My youngest child was diagnosed with Celiac Disease at nearly 15 months old. It was a tremendous relief when she was diagnosed, because she had been so sick for so much of her short life and the improvement in her health was almost…

Continue Reading » Review and Giveaway! $100.00 Gift Card!

When I discovered of my first thought was: “This company MUST have been created by parents of children with special needs!” What is you wonder? Think of products you use everyday delivered to your door. You know those in the middle of the night grocery store trips because you just ran out of…

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Winners, Baby!

I’m so excited to announce the Winners of our Blue Bunny Ice Cream Contest, Joys Shared! Grand Prize Winner of One Full Year Of Blue Bunny Ice Cream: Random Thoughts! Second Place Winner of 5 Bunny Bucks Elliot! All of our other amazing participants will receive a $1.00 off coupon good for their next purchase…

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We have a SteamBoyT1 Winner!

And the winner of our Reliable SteamboyT1 is: Debbie Yost! Debbie was chosen by Enjoy!

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Let The Blue Bunny Ice Cream Voting Begin!

Voting is now closed! It’s time to VOTE! Feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. That is fair game. But please play fair and do not use proxy servers or other black hat methods of increasing your votes. If we do discover unfair…

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Our Step2 Winner!

One of the things I love most about hosting reviews and giveaways here on 5 Minutes For Special Needs is being able to visit so many new blogs! Today’s winner was chosen by And the winner is…………. heidimarie! Don’t forget! Take a picture of your child enjoying some ice cream and you could win…

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Celebrating Joys Shared: A Blue Bunny Ice Cream Photo Contest

Well, it looks as though Mr. Linky has jumped ship yet again. sigh. So just add your link in the comments section below and we’ll add them to Mr. Linky when he’s back up. I think if you could ask a parent of a child with special needs what they would like others to know…

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Don’t Hate Me Because My Floors Are Spotless

Comments are now closed! Thanks everyone! Living with a medically fragile kid who spends a vast majority of his time on the floor makes the cleanliness of those floors a high priority. Very high. To the point where I’ve been called …..a Clean Freak…..OCD…..and The Mad Cleaner. All in one sentence. Hey. You have your…

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When Comedy Isn’t Funny: Erick Sean Nelson

By now word of Sarah Palin’s impending resignation is old news. The media has come up with all kinds of reasons why Palin has chosen to abandon (!) the state of Alaska, calling her everything from a Schmuck to just a plain ol’ quitter Because, really, it couldn’t have anything to do with those costly…

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Helping A Child Find A Forever Family

Many of you are familiar with Reece’s Rainbow. For those of you who may be new to this adoption organization here’s a quick overview: When Andrea and her husband were pregnant with their first son, they weren’t aware of the challenges that lay ahead. The plan was to eventually go back to work after the…

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