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The Questions You Always Wanted to Ask a Mom of a Special Needs Child, but were Afraid to Ask

As a mom of a special needs child, I spend a fair amount of time telling my story and advocating for our son. I am truly lucky that I have an amazing support network that, for the most part, lets me go off on tangents and listens and supports me, even if they don’t understand […]

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Early Intervention: What I Know as a Mom and a Therapist

As parents, we are always concerned about our children meeting their milestones. We spend a lot of time worrying if their skills are up to par compared to their peers. Both of my children received early intervention services. My son received physical therapy for a gross motor delay and my daughter saw an occupational therapist […]

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Local Activities to Celebrate Food Allergy Awareness Week

Local Activities Celebrating Food Allergy Awareness Week

According to Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE), one in every thirteen children has a food allergy. They say that’s an average of two kids per classroom. Every three minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. Food allergies impact A LOT of people with very serious consequences. Food Allergy Awareness Week […]

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Food Allergy Mom’s Tips to Host a Food Allergy-Friendly Play Date

Someday, summer will actually be here. Kids will finish school and summer play dates will be in full swing. Does your child have any friends with food allergies? Do you feel nervous about hosting children with food allergies? As a parent of a child with multiple serious food allergies, I’m here to share with you […]

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3SquaresVT Challenge: What Our Family of 4 Learned Eating on $99 for a Week

Food insecurity, or the lack of resources, often financial, to acquire nutritious food for every meal on a consistent basis, impacts one in ten Vermonters. The federal government sponsors an entitlement program, known as food stamps or the supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP), that provides financial assistance to eligible individuals and families struggling with food […]

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Bullying in Schools: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

I’ve got some pretty ridiculous parenting nightmares floating around in my head. For instance, my biggest fear while pregnant was that my kid would pretend to be an animal all the time. (Totally freaked me out and of course, came true. She loves howling at the moon with her neighborhood friends…) But one of the […]

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Planning to the Extreme: How Hyper-Organization is Driving me Insane

I know some people (myself included) are in the school of thought that too much planning is never a bad thing. “Measure twice, cut once,” amirite? My friends, this couldn’t be more wrong. I’ve mentioned a few times in my previous posts that I have OCD and extreme social anxiety. Well, part of that means […]

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