Banned words  A recent exchange between a Facebook friend has been weighing on my mind. He was talking about something political and he used a word on the banned words list. For those uncertain, those words are ones that demean...
It’s ten o’clock in the morning on a Wednesday in the middle of January; a time when children are expected to be in school, sitting upright with pen and paper in hand, having knowledge crammed into their soft, pliable...
Have you ever been out with your children and seen another family with a special needs child? Do you struggle with how to help your kids interact with children who are different from them? How can you, as a...
World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21. But do you know why? Just a little Google searching lead me to a very interesting reason why on this day we celebrate and honor our friends rocking...
When you’re pregnant you spend a lot of time thinking about your baby. What will he be like? Who will he look like? Is he going to have my lack of direction and clumsiness and love for reading? Or...
Two years ago my son was diagnosed with Autism. Unlike most moms, I was happy that we were getting a diagnosis. He struggled for a couple of years in preschool and had the worse Kindergarten year.  Prior to the diagnosis, we received...
As a mother, you tend to have a sixth sense about certain things when it comes to your children. When my oldest son, ABC, was just 6 weeks old, he was vomiting violently at every feeding. I researched and...
As a pregnant 39-year-old soon-to-be mother, I had no idea of motherhood. I could read books on the subject and still have no inkling what my future as a mother would look like. My focus instead became eating right...
Most of the time we support other moms and not focus on what separates us. Instead, we focus on what brings us together. And normally I'm in favor of that. But, there is something I just can’t overlook. Now,...
A few short years ago in 2015, my family of five, soon to be six moved from Southern Alabama to the Tampa Bay Area. My three girls are all on the autism spectrum. I was early in my pregnancy,...

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Sometimes, the last thing you want to do after a long day of work, is make a meal for yourself, let alone the whole...