Blogger at Everything and Nothing from Essex- deannajsmith.com
Deanna is a high school band director turned stay-at-home mom. Passionate about special needs advocacy and new motherhood, Deanna has written for Parents Magazine as well as the popular blogs Momastery and Enjoying the Small things. Parenting three kids four and under, the oldest of which has Down syndrome- keeps her quite busy. But there’s always enough time left at the end of the day to write all about the insanity at her award winning blog Everything and Nothing from Essex. And to laugh- always, always there is time to laugh. Technically labeled a “special” mother, Deanna really finds nothing special about herself. Truly, special needs parenting is just about taking it one day at a time- enjoying the highs, sloughing through the lows, and stumbling through the mundane while drinking too much coffee.