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What to do when your two year old already holds a grudge? The short answer is, I don't know. Sister and I love to snuggle and watch cooking shows. Technically, it starts as something Cinderella or Cats but then turns into...
What three words would you want to leave to your children? This past summer, I was chatting parenting skills with a cousin of mine. She mentioned how each morning, they do words of affirmation. It's become so routine for her...
I have many different mom friends, moms who work, moms who stay home, and moms who work while staying home. Some moms wish they were at work instead of being home with the kids (or singular kid). Some moms wished...
"MAMA! What does it smell like?" Said my 4-year-old daughter as we entered the restaurant restroom because she just "had to go potty" right as our food was delivered to our table. At that very moment, I had one of...
  Being a parent is a great privilege AND an exhausting job. When you have a child with a rare disease or disability, that exhaustion doubles. As parents and caregivers, we hesitate to ask for help. We put our needs...
It was that time of year, time to complete the annual self-assessment at work. I had to develop the results that successfully summarize all the great things I did during 2020 and what I hope to achieve in 2021....
As I gathered my curling iron, gel, comb, and some clips, George said to me with laughter in his eyes, “this isn’t exactly the way I had hoped you would bond.” I then curled my sixteen-year-old stepson’s hair. Mom of...
Mamas, it has been a year. Our world is in a pandemic, and our country is pretty damn fractured, as evidenced by our most recent election results. If your social media feed looks anything like mine, things are tense and...
What happens when the magic is gone?   On December 31st, Alise cried because she would have to say goodbye to the Christmas elf, and at that moment, I realized they are growing up, and I don't know how long before...
Hi, I'm Lindsey, and I'm a recovering people-pleaser. In the realm of things to have to admit publicly, this seems relatively tame. Oooh, you're a people pleaser? Scary! As I type that, I realize that I'm attempting to deflect and downplay a...

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Diagnosis From Home: Autism Services Go Virtual!

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You might have noticed that I don’t talk much about our family’s autistic adventures, even in person. Now, if you know me, you also...