About Angela

Howdy, stranger!

Did you just stumble across my blog in search of a genetic disorder?  Or something related to Special Needs?  Please stick around and visit for a while.  I would love to get to know you.  Feel free to add comments or links about anything that touches your life.  You can chat with me on Twitter @specialneedmom2

It can be lonely in the land of Special Needs, it’s nice to connect with each other.


I’ve been living in the world of Special Needs for over 15 years. It’s busy, as a Special Education teacher, wife to Hubby with ADHD and mother to two children with special needs. I think if I looked hard enough at myself I could make a case of living in the world of Special Needs my entire life.

My wonderful Hubby has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); he is funny, charming, thoughtful, forgetful, inattentive, and impulsive, all at the same time.  My 5 year old, Mr. Sensitive, has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) & Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).  My 3 year old, Little Miss Adorable, has Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS).   Baby Dunk is now one year old and marching (or speed crawling) to his own drummer.

We’ve hit the genetic lottery big time.  As a family we swim in acronym alphabet soup and a sea of appointments.

Our lives are spent running from occupational therapy to physiotherapy to pharmacies, pediatricians and family doctors. Don’t forget teachers, principals, daycares and the many, many telephone calls. Add a few hospital assessments (ECG, cardio, bone density, endocrine, etc…) for variety and you have a crazy hectic household.

Somedays it feels like we all have ADHD (but only the hubby does;) We are just trying to ‘dance in the rain.’

xo Angela

I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas.  Please comment on this blog or email me.

To contact me please email:


Hint: copy and past into your email address bar and remove the {dot} and replace with . and remove the {at} and replace with @

More articles about my halfpastnormal life include:

A little bit Country, a little bit Rock n Roll

Bad Mother: School Events Kill Me – Pizza Days and Pasta Nights

Drive Thru Mama

F*ck French Immersion and Chasing Normal

Hell- a bad place to be

My Husband is Superman

The Busy, Busy Month of May

To All the Blogs I’ve Loved Before

You are Old, Father William (or, oh cr@p, I’m 37?!?)

Who’s Special?

Why half-past normal?

Copyright notice:

©Angela halfpastnormal (2012)  All work in this blog is my own and subject to Canada’s copyright laws.  If you wish to copy all or a part of any of my posts or blog (including re-blogging, posting links to my blog on sites I do not authorize, etc…) please contact me via email first:



6 Responses to About Angela

  1. spdmama says:

    Angela — I’ve noticed that you’ve been following my blog The Sensory Spectrum. Well,I’d like to introduce you to my newest endeavor — Voices of Sensory Processing Disorder. This is a community website where bloggers can share their experiences, victories, tips and everyday challenges with others. And we want you! We’d love to share your writing.

    So you’re interested in being published on Voices? Please visit us at http://www.voicesofsensoryprocessingdisorder.com. Once your registration is processed, a WordPress password will be mailed to you. Then you can officially register yourself to submit entries to this site for consideration.

    I do hope you’ll join us. Happy blogging!

    Jennifer Hughes
    Voices of Sensory Processing Disorder

  2. Great blog! Glad you found mine so I could find yours. Thanks for the likes!

  3. momsasaurus says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the follow. I really like your blog and will be checking in often!

  4. Have just enjoyed visiting your blog – your post titles are great! Thanks for liking my new year post:). Happy new year to you and your unique family.

  5. Hi, Angela, thanks for stopping by Undogmatic Unschoolers. Always great to connect with another Canadian blogger. I look forward to getting to know your work and your amazing family as I read.

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