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Finding Joy in New Traditions

I woke up on the morning after Thanksgiving feeling uneasy. Surprisingly, it wasn’t because of the three helpings of turkey, mashed potatoes, heaping globs of stuffing, and other tasty sides I had indulged in the day before (although I’m sure that wasn’t helping anything — especially my waistline).  No. My reason? The day after Thanksgiving arrived, […]

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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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Creating (And Sticking To) A Grocery Budget

Sticking to a monthly grocery budget is not my favorite pastime in the world. I’m a stay-at-home mom with three young children. We rely on my husband’s income to keep our family afloat, so I do my best to stick tight to a grocery and meal budget to help with expenses.  I should probably start […]

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