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A LOVE LETTER TO MY OLDEST SON

Dear Brady, It’s late. I hear your brother in his room, cooing just loud enough to make his presence known. You’ve long since gone to bed, quickly saying your “I love you’s” and offering your forehead, now at the height of my nose, for a kiss. Tomorrow morning, I’ll wake you for school, and you’ll […]

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WHAT MOMS DO

“Carry me mama” pleads my 3 year-old I respond with a “I don’t think I can buddy, not with a baby in my tummy” gesturing towards my sizeable 30 week pregnant belly. “But you have to!! You have to carry me, it’s what moms do” “What moms do ”We carry our babies, in my case I […]

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING FOR ASD KIDS AKA “WHERE’S THE WINE”

I initially started this post with the best of intentions. I set out to write the definitive list of gifts for harried parents of children on the autism spectrum. I soon realized such a list was not possible. The spectrum is so wide reaching, that each child has their own unique set of challenges and […]

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THE PRINCESS AND THE BANANA

My skin color is literally banana. Know how I know that? About five Sephora employees have, at some point, made a variation of the comment, “Wow! You’re very…er, uh…fair skinned” then awkwardly handed over the Powder Compact with the color label ‘Banana’. I’ve always been fair-skinned. Like, people-comment-while-I’m-walking-down-the-street fair-skinned. You may be thinking, “oh she […]

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HAPPY LITTLE THINGS

Melancholy. Feeling blue. Despondency. Overwhelm. I wasn’t diagnosed with clinical depression until well into adulthood, but thankfully, I had by then found some small ways of coping. One of these is my Happy Little Things. Call it gratitude, thankfulness, looking for the silver lining, or just learning to stay positive. Whatever name it goes by, […]

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