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A lesson from my 5 year old ~ Wacky Wednesday

A lesson from my 5-year-old It’s Wacky Wednesday at Cheerleading Camp! I’m so excited to help my newly 5-year-old daughter decide what to wear and how to do her hair so she can be wacky! Reality smacks me I don’t like Wacky Wednesday Mom. “What? Why not? How do you know you don’t like Wacky […]

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Realities of having a child with special needs

Realities of having a child with special needs The realities of having a child with special needs! This is the annual MRI day for our son with tuberous sclerosis. Many hopes and prayers for no surprises. Struggles of being a special needs parent This is also the day when for a short while, I think […]

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Hey Mom...You're not the monster...

Hey Mom…You’re not the monster…

Dear Mom….You’re not the monster! “When did I become the monster?” A friend and I were talking about some challenges they were having with her child’s school. She didn’t feel these were earth-shattering situations until she felt like she had suddenly become a monster for advocating for her child. Hey Mom…You’re not the monster… You […]

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What do I say to friends and family?

What do I say to friends and family? The awkwardness of the parent’s thinking: “How are they going to respond, what am I going to say back, etc.” Kind deeds go a long way with someone going through a rough time. Has a friend or family member just received a diagnosis for them or their […]

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