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Adoption — Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Questions

The first week of November holds the anniversary of adoption for both my children. November is also National Adoption Month. I talk about adoption year round. But this month always feels like a special opportunity to share. Depending on whether or not you’ve been personally touched by adoption, you may or may not be familiar with […]

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The Math of Motherhood :: A Closer Look at the ‘Days Are Long But Years Are Short’ Concept

I once heard it explained that it feels like each year of your life goes by a little faster than the one before it for a simple mathematical reason: each subsequent year is a smaller percentage of your overall life. When you’re five, a year is 20% of your entire concept of time. By the […]

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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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