Autism

To The Mom Who Feels Like a Failure

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Mom and kids

My daughter absolutely despises doctor’s visits. I usually have to give her a week’s notice to mentally prepare for the anxiety a simple check-up will inflict. She recently confessed that her anxiety stems from the fear that the doctors will find something else wrong. It’s a type of PTSD she’s reliving from the time she […]

Autism

Date Ideas for When a Babysitter Is Not Feasible

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Date night

Many leading marriage counselors and relationship experts encourage couples to date their spouse at least once a week to promote healthy, strong marriages. When I first heard this recommendation, I shrugged and figured why not? At the time, I was young and unsuspecting, newly married with no children and plenty of time on my hands […]

Autism

When Support Groups Aren’t Very Supportive

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I remember the day I completely ignored all my responsibilities. No housework. No errands. No crossing off items on my to-do list. I just spent the entire day scrolling through Pinterest, looking at pictures of prospective tattoos. I was in search of a diabetes tattoo in particular, in honor of my daughter. We were a […]

Family

5 Types of Mom-Friends

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Ever notice how shopping for a new “mom-friend” echoes a scene straight out of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? One is “too hot,” while another is “too cold.” The hunt can be taxing as you search for the mom who is “just right.” Just when you think you may have found her, the big bad […]