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TEEN ATTITUDE…WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

I was attending an event last week. The speaker commented on a behavior of his teenage son and said anybody that has teenagers knows the “teenage attitude”.  I found myself very distracted missing the whole point of his training because I was disturbed by that simple comment. I reflected on my teens boys, unable to […]

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WHEN THE NEW YEAR DOESN’T FEEL NEW

I look forward to the beginning of each new year with sweet anticipation of what is to come.  I get so excited about new planners, with their fresh, clean and unmarked pages.  I thrive on the thoughts of the exercise plan I am going to follow and prepare my mind for how busy the gym […]

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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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#METOO

I had worn the dress several times before; to a funeral, a couple of weddings, and a charity gala. It was nothing spectacular, but it always made me feel good about myself. It was black, with a flattering fit that covered all of my trouble spots. That night, accessorized it with Spanx and pantyhose, the […]

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MY {UNCONVENTIONAL} BREASTFEEDING JOURNEY

Breastfeeding has always been intimidating to me. Before having my daughter, my thought on it was always: Good for the moms who rock breastfeeding, but I’m just going to try to keep my life together for like 5 seconds. Because of this, my husband and I decided to attend a breastfeeding class together.  I thought […]

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KIDS’ ARTWORK: KEEP IT FROM TAKING OVER YOUR HOUSE

Little did I know when my heart swelled with happiness with my son Charles’ first scribbles from daycare that one day these same projects and papers – this childhood artwork – would literally take over my house. I won’t lie, I still love looking through my boys’ papers, however, then, I want to recycle 99% […]

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