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Does My Child Have Autism? Mom Advice on How to Find Out

I will always remember sitting at the small table with my son’s kindergarten teacher in his classroom, knees knocking, heart beating, as she gently discussed the concerns she had about my son. She handled the moment so sensitively when she suggested I have him evaluated, but it is never easy to hear something could be […]

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Boy in hospital

Coping and Self Care When Your Child Is in the Hospital 1

When your child is sick in the hospital, it feels like you’ve entered an alternative universe. That heart ache hit me like a tidal wave while caring for my desperately ill son in two children’s hospitals for eight months straight in 2015. Scared witless as Crohn’s Disease spread inflammation throughout my son’s digestive track, all I […]


When a Child’s Serious Illness Changes Everything

  The Celebrating Moms and Their Choices Series In the flash of an eye everything we ever believed about being a Mom and work-life balance can be tested in a crucible of life’s most challenging reality. For me that moment started in July 2014 when our younger son nervously confided he had been having terrible […]

Brothers Together in Hospital

Weekday Parenting Alone Whether Single Parent or Spouse Traveling 1

I’m a single mom of two. My current childcare is preschool and elementary school, both with aftercare and rarely any help at home. My kids are not morning people, nor am I truthfully. To make this work, I had to become much more organized. Prepare everything the night before: Prepare the coffee maker so it […]


Strategies for Your Child’s Hospital Stay 1

If parenting isn’t a snap on an average day, it can truly be a marathon when your child needs to be in the hospital. Whether a short one-time stay or a more serious, lengthy situation, here are pragmatic and coping tips to prepare for and help your child through a hospital stay based on my experiences. […]