When I was a kid, I loved Halloween. The costumes, the candy, running around outside in the fall air; it was a magical holiday. Then I grew up. And Halloween became sexy costumes for the women and foolish costumes for the men. It was awful and predictable. And then I became a parent, and Halloween […]
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My oldest son, Cooper, has a rare, random, chromosome mutation. In a worldwide database, there are only four people that have one of his mutations, and none that have the other. We were told when we got his genetic results that he would be smaller than average and would have small feet. That was it. […]
If you’re a mom on Facebook, you have probably seen by now at least one of those gorgeous Tree of Life “brelfies.” The breastfeeding selfies use the PicsArt app to depict breastfeeding as a system of roots, branching into a tree in their baby’s mouth. Traditional “brelfies” are used as a way to normalize breastfeeding […]
I received a lot of advice when I first had a baby. Some of it was horrible and some of it was great. But one thing I really took to heart was that you had to be an advocate for your newborn. Newborns are easily overtired and overwhelmed, and it is your job as their […]
Ho Ho Ho! Autism Speaks is thrilled to be partnering with Simon Property Group, Inc. and the Noerr Programs Corporation on their Caring Santa program, in association with AbilityPath! Caring Santa is an opportunity to connect with multitudes of families that have children with autism and other special needs, providing a more controlled and welcoming environment to visit Noerr’s Santa Photo Experience! Register for the event here.
It’s official. As the mom of a child that has some special needs, I have been offended to the point of tears. My daughter is in a preschool program for kids with special needs. She has slight brain damage that causes some developmental delays. I am hopeful that through early intervention, she will eventually overcome her delays. Today was another […]
Welcome to the party, Mommas! If you’re an extroverted loud-and-crazy gal like I am, grab some colorful socks–we “rock our socks” on March 21st. If you are a quieter, people-watching gal, feel free to sit back and watch for a while. Today is for embracing everyone just the way they are. Four years ago I […]