10 Activities for Special Needs Moms in Plano, TX – Abbie Alter

activities for special needs moms in plano

Time is scarce when caring for kids with special needs. Self-care gives moms the energy and headspace to handle the challenges they face on a daily basis.

Most often moms put their needs last, behind the needs of their kids. It’s easy for their needs to get pushed back, especially when all their strength is needed for advocating for their kids, for patience and sometimes just for holding back tears in tough situations.

Here are some activities for special needs moms in Plano, TX:

Try Acupuncture

The old methods advocated by Chinese medicine has emerged in modern American culture, for the better. It’s one source of regular treatment that reduces stress and heals body ailments. Our favorite local place is Modern Acupuncture in Plano, which we reviewed this year. Going once a week or every two weeks can really improve your sense of wellbeing.

Book a Hair Appointment

When you need to build up your confidence and feel your best, there are many Beauty Salons and Hair Stylists who can work their magic on you. Even setting a regular appointment in the calendar helps! 

Get a Manicure

A mani or pedi could help you feel like a million dollars! If you have childcare available, check out the best Nail Salons in the area and choose one close to you. No childcare? We have great news! You can have a nail tech come to your home while the kids sleep or play by themselves. We love Cherry App. Download the app and book your appointment in just a few taps!

Hit the Gym or Try Yoga

Whether you are a cardio girl or looking more for meditative, slow-moving yoga, these local places have the best classes. There are options for you at all times of the day or day of the week.

(Note from Special Strong: Your kiddo can be getting a workout at the same time you do! There are personal training sessions and group classes available.)

Go on a Date

Reconnecting with your partner is essential to giving you that sense of self. It also offers a little time to relax and reset yourself. We have 100 Date Night ideas for you to try!


Catch a Movie

A movie might be just the thing you need for an escape. In some of these theaters, you can even enjoy a glass of wine and a meal too!

Get a Sitter*

* with experience working with kids with special needs!

To get out to that movie or date night, you need to find a sitter you can trust with your special needs kids. The great news is that Bambino App has a range of great sitters who have experience with different types of special needs. Some are full-time nannies or have siblings with special needs and understand the importance of taking care of them in their own unique ways. Knowing your kids are with someone who understands them can give you the peace of mind you need to leave the house.

Have Your Groceries Delivered

Taking kids to the store is always a chore – which can be avoided! Saves time and invest it elsewhere in your life! We are lucky in Plano to have some great options for grocery stores that can deliver right to your door!

Get a Home Organizer

One thing we know from experience is that tidying your home is far more difficult when your attention is elsewhere. The chaos comes quickly too! When everything is well organized, it adds a sense of serenity and happiness to our lives and helps de-stress you. We tried it out ourselves and loved the end result!


A change of scenery for you and your kids can be a game-changer sometimes. There are some great places to visit in Texas! So, plan a day trip or a short trip somewhere close and make it enjoyable for everyone!

For more activities for special needs moms in Plano, we welcome you to join our Plano Moms Community online and check out all the resources we have available at Planomoms.com.