Maybe you have, like me, heard a few of these words this holiday season: "Mom, I REAAAALLLLLY want this!" "Can I have a pen to circle everything I like in this toy catalog?" *insert circling of every item on every page...
What is autism? Why do we keep hearing more about it and why don’t we know more? Today, about 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a number that has been increasing significantly in recent years....
I still remember the early day in December when my 1st grader came home from school and the first thing he said to me before even entering the house was: "Santa Claus isn't real." His 5-year-old little brother, who was in...
If your family is anything like mine, the time of year between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is filled with, “Pass the…” and “Can I have…” and “Oooh! Mama, I want…” With two of our four children born during...
If you are one of those mamas feeling fully touched-out, whose arm permanently and painfully locks into a 90 degree angle at the elbow, whose hips ache from the constant bounce-sway-shift in just that perfect way that keeps the...
It used to be just you and me, kid. I remember it like it was yesterday, but you say you don't remember it at all.  It started with walks along the National Mall, the monuments our backdrop for our afternoon strolls...

Like a Savage

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I get it. Being a mom often times means holding the line, enforcing the rules, and forcing – I mean fostering – a change in behavior. I am fully aware of that now, 11 years into parenting. Holding my...
When your sister was small, I dreaded the night. It was dark, lonely, unknown. Despite loving her fiercely with every fiber of my being, I’d bounce and jiggle and pace repeating to myself “Morning always comes” as my tired...
I like being efficient and checking things off lists. Sometimes my children hinder my efficiency with their unpredictable needs and unexpected bickering. Oh, children. When I'm working hard to accomplish something in one room and the bickering escalates to new...

Decision Overload

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Making decisions has never been my forte. Ask me what my favorite color is, and I’ll probably waffle my way through the entire rainbow without ever arriving at a definitive answer. Or, as my husband well knows, ask me...

Morning, Again

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It’s morning. Again. I’m thirty-one years old and it really shouldn’t surprise me that it comes every day but here we are. Dark bedroom. Warm bed. Children who serve as the most functional alarm clock I’ve ever owned. I am decidedly...
I’m a control freak. I always have been. I was the kid that delegated my friends their proper roles when we played "house". I remember losing my paper planner in junior high and having a full blown panic attack because that...
Having a baby did not come easy for me and my husband. We spent years in and out of procedures that all had the small promise of parenthood one day.  Fail after fail, we finally turned to one of...

Art Time

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I’m a planner by nature. Always have been, always will be. My husband and I use an app to synch our family schedule and I use another one to plan our meals and create a grocery list for the...

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Love and Knee Patches

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When my daughter was 4 and in school (the Before Times, guys. You know what I mean, before we had a global pandemic shut...