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Autism Spectrum

What to Say When Someone Tells You Their Child Is on the Autism Spectrum

Maybe you have met me, or someone like me. Maybe our kids struck up a game on the playground or more likely started fighting over something. During our typical get to know you conversation, we talk about where we live, our significant others, employment, siblings- you know, basic small talk. However, seemingly out of left […]

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Inventions I Plan To Create When I Become A Parenting Super Genius

If necessity is the mother of invention, then inventions are necessary to survive modern momhood. The consumer parenting world is made of marvelous toys. We all turn to gadgets and doohickeys designed to give us parents a boost. This is not a new phenomenon, either. I remember my own mother having various weird objects to […]

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The Competitive Mothering Experience

As my journey into motherhood has progressed, I have become acutely aware of the judgement zones that exist across various categories of moms. Breastfeeding versus not; baby-wearing versus not; screen-time versus none. I guess I expected to encounter those issues. What I didn’t plan on encountering is the competitive mothering landscape that exists within the […]

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Social Media: Don’t Assume You Know Me by What I Post

I have a confession to make: my actual life looks nothing like my social media posts. I’m pretty sure yours doesn’t either. I’ve posted plenty of pictures of my daughters hugging and looking like they’re having the time of their lives. What you don’t see is how, five minutes before, they had been screaming bloody […]

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The Great and Terrible Second Baby Debate

When my husband, Matt, and I decided we wanted to start a family, we were beyond excited and spent countless hours envisioning our lives with our son or daughter. Now that our son is approaching his second birthday this fall, we’ve started to consider having a second baby, but this time we aren’t as smitten […]

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