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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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ONE Child is Enough Right Now

Let’s talk. Anyone else feel like the whispers start at your kid’s first birthday party? Y’all know the whispers.  “Oh! She isn’t a baby anymore. Time for a new one!” WHAT?!? For the first time in a year, I can breathe. I can see a light at the end of the endless bottle cleaning. And you […]

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Birds and Bees — Having the Sex Talk with Your Kids

A few weeks ago at the park, I overheard a mom ask a friend what she thought of using the word “vagina” with her kids. My (somewhat judgmental, I admit) ears perked up as they discussed this. I was truly shocked. Here were these two educated-seeming women who were genuinely afraid of using the correct term […]

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Have Toddler, Will Travel

Today my 3 year-old son asked me to take him back to the Eiffel Tower. He wanted to go on the “roundy-round” (his word for Carousel) that was in Paris. Yes, my 3 year-old has been to Paris. Twice. He’s also been to Budapest, Santorini, Andalusia, and Croatia. He took his first steps at Lake […]

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