Category: Parenting

To the well meaning mother of older children

Dear mom of older children, While I appreciate your intention of telling me (repeatedly I might add) to enjoy my children, this has not been an enjoyable morning with those children. Having an overly tired, whiny 5½ year old start the

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Homework is unnecessary and science proves it!

Just read a WONDERFUL article “Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research” I already knew this. Anyone who went to school with me knows how much I ABHOR homework and how little of it I actually ever

Posted in Education, Parenting

My son has strep where?

My son has strep in his anus! Whoa! What? I didn’t even know you could get it there. Apparently, you can get strep just about anywhere and its more common than you realize. In fact, many of the anal infections

Posted in Health, Parenting

Being a parent of a special needs child brings unexpected joy

Being a parent of a special needs child is a journey that I had no intention of ever going on. It is exhausting, heart wrenching, full of disappointments, etc. But the one thing I didn’t expect is how much joy

Posted in Cerebral Palsy, Parenting

I am one of those stupid parents that left their child in the car

Yes, you read the title right. I left my newborn son in the car. What kind of stupid mom am I? I must be a really bad parent, right? I don’t think so. Most people who know me know how

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4 year old birthday party – how much is too much?

My son LOVES birthday parties. He LOVES the little tchotchkes he gets. God forbid I actually try to throw one of them away – he has actually gone digging in the trash when I have told him I threw some away.

Posted in Parenting

Influence begins so early

There has never been a doubt in my mind that my son would behave and speak like his friends. I remember trying to emulate certain people growing up. Everyone does it and its part of the process of learning how

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Thankful for my life as it is

I just finished reading a heart felt post: The Moment I Realized Our Struggles Weren’t Going Away. In reading it, I hear some of the echoes of much of my life. Worked hard, got a good job, made good money –

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Some of the worst advice I’ve ever gotten

We’ve all been bombarded with advice from people, but I have to say some of the worst advice I’ve ever received was “Do it right or don’t do it at all.” My mom told me this all the time. I’m

Posted in Miscellaneous, Parenting

Its official, my toddler is finally facing forward

Unlike the large majority of mothers I know, I did not turn my son forward facing as soon as he met the legal requirements. Although now, more mothers are waiting till at least 2 since the AAP (American Academy of

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