Autism: 8 Amazing Aspects of My Child

"The thing is, society and the media do such a great job at portraying autism as a debilitating condition, parents often times consider the “A” word worse than a curse word. It terrifies them. Without knowing all of the wonderful things that come along with autism, I certainly understand their fear."...more

Four Ways to Teach Our Kids How to Do Good In a World Full of Hate

If there's one thing I've learned over the last four years of being a parent, it's that I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I’m just being honest. I read all the books, took all the classes, listened to all the unwanted advice, and watched all the parenting videos but let's be real - there is nothing that can prepare you for having your first child. It's a crazy roller coaster ride of emotions....more

Do I "Mom Shame" Myself?

Have you ever Mom-Shamed Yourself?I recently read an article about a woman who had taken on a dual life in order to make money as a mommy blogger. While reading through her statements about feeling pressured to be the perfect mom and always portray herself as being part of a perfect family, I began to consider if we "mom-shame" ourselves in addition to the societal plague that has taken over what had once been a supportive group of women helping one another, moms....more

Barriers to blame...NOT the mother!

I’m sick to death of everyone blaming the mother for the incident with the Gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, in which the toddler fell into the enclosure. Not one of us knows her and is in any position to judge her or her parenting skills, and the fact that her four year old slipped away from her is not negligence. Not really. All mothers—and fathers for that matter—EVERY SINGLE ONE, has taken their eyes from their child. In fact, the mothers and fathers who witnessed the incident at the zoo took their eyes off their children....more

For the Mother Struggling to Find Happiness & Hope

Most mothers and families are in a constant season of change, and while change can be a very intimidating and daunting thing, I tend to think it can also be therapeutic and refreshing for the soul.  It’s really all about your perspective.  For most of us, it’s easy to be happy and find joy in life when things are going our way. When life is clicking along like clockwork and all the puzzle pieces are snug, secure and in the right place, we are grateful and content....more

Why I Can't be a Stay-at-Home Mom

“Ha ha! Just asking! Just curious! Everything’s great! Stop at Home Depot and get a hacksaw please! No reason! Just noticing we don’t have one! Bye!” ...more

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An honest letter to the man who abandoned his child.

 To the father of my precious son, ...more