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November 2017

November 2017 Guide To Family Events In Nashville

November is here! As we round the corner into the holidays, Christmas events are beginning to ramp up, and they will be indicated here in RED! We’re happy to present our November Guide to Family Events in Nashville. We do our best to provide accurate information regarding all of the events we include, but please […]

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Surviving the First Month After Your Child Is Diagnosed with Autism

I remember the exact moment my world started spinning. It was February 17, 2017 at approximately 11:00 AM. “Let’s test James for autism.” We were at his three year visit when his doctor dropped this bomb on me. Truthfully, I had been questioning what was “wrong” with him for a year. But for a professional […]

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Halloween and Autism — What To Do When Costumes Aren’t An Option

Fall is my favorite season and dressing up for Halloween has always been something I enjoyed, even as an adult. I shamelessly admit that one of the things I most looked forward to after our son was born was costumes and Halloween-time. Baby in a lion costume, anyone? It doesn’t get any cuter. I had […]

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October 2017 Guide to Family Events In Nashville

Whew! It’s going to be a busy month in Music City. October is arguably the best month of the year, and there is no shortage of things to do in Nashville! If we missed your favorite Fall Fest/event/ghost tour, PLEASE add it in the comments. Also make sure to check these sites for a complete […]

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Story Time In Middle Tennessee

  It’s almost a parenting rite of passage — taking your little one to a library story time. We’re lucky here in Middle Tennessee to have excellent public library systems. In fact, Nashville Public Library was recently named 2017 Library of the Year! We wanted to remind our readers about these great resources and encourage […]

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Is Overscheduling for Real? 5 Ways to Keep Your Kids Balanced

I’m standing in the kitchen at a three-year old’s birthday party talking with the other moms about our kids’ interest in music when a quiet, yet distinct turn takes place in the seemingly benign conversation.  Suddenly, we have entered the realm of, “My kid will be better than yours because I am a better parent than […]

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Developing A Vision Statement For Your Child’s IEP

IEP. Those three letters make most parents cringe. My short experience with developing my son’s IEP has been anything but enjoyable. An IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a document for a public school child who requires special education. My son has autism and the public schools deemed him eligible for an IEP based on his […]

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