Please. Just stop. From one mama to another, please don't feel obligated to validate the challenges we face as parents of a child with special needs. You see, having a child with autism isn't easy, but from everything I've...
Have you ever had so many things to do and so many tasks to accomplish that you can't see straight? So many needs to meet and so many hats to wear that you are at a loss for where...
I was born to please. As I've said before, being an "easy kid" is not all it's cracked up to be. Rebellion was never in my blood, but I experienced the same extreme ups and downs as any other teenager....
Dear Working Mom, Remember what is was like to have a career without kids? Ha ha, me neither. *rubs temples I wish I could say we’re #TooBlessedToBeStressed, but goodness, there is so.much.stress. Why? Because we’re simultaneously greasing the wheels of the world and raising...
A few days ago, my daughter was particularly energetic. Jumping off the furniture. Spinning in circles. Standing just out of arms reach and proposing an invitation to "Catch me!" In the midst of all this activity, I jokingly said,...
I don't make my disdain for summer a secret. I can't stand the heat, humidity, or resulting sweat that pools in my sports bra from June to August. When I was in my teens, I was a lifeguard for...
What is Juneteenth? Despite the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the 250,000 enslaved people in the Confederate-controlled state of Texas were not aware of their freedom until two years later on June 19, 1865. That date became known...
I don't know about you, but after staying home last summer we are craving a summer of doing ALL THE THINGS! Whether you still aren't feeling great about indoor activities, or your kids just function better after a whole...
“Which one of you is the best friend?” Neither. “Are you the aunt?” Nope. “Did you pick them out from the orphanage?” No. “Which one of you is the REAL mom?” Both of us. These are all actual questions...
To my sweet and full-of-life middle child, I worry about all my children; I am a natural born worrier. However, there is one child I worry about the most, and that is you, my precious middle child. Are you happy?...
Calling all bug lovers! If your kids love to pick up all the crawling bugs, or even just look at them, they might love this activity and YOU might love that it keeps them occupied for so long.  What is...
I just got back from the most wonderful weekend trip with nine of my best girlfriends. It did not disappoint. After the past year to say my mom battery was depleted is a drastic understatement.  I needed to not hear "Mommy" 8,647...

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