The symbol of the military child is the dandelion - a flower that can grow in almost any condition and is nearly impossible to beat down. Military kids start over. They go to new schools and make new friends. They...
"Does she have autism?" Oh, if I had a dollar for every time I've been asked that question.  My daughter is six years old and developmentally delayed. She is completely nonverbal.  She walks with an awkward gait, makes repetitive hand movements, and...
I share this to bring awareness to lymphedema. While our journey of processing a diagnosis of primary lymphedema is highly specific, I believe that when anything is troubling your kid or troubling you about your kid, it touches every...
In the early part of my adult life, if someone had asked me to define love, I may have spent an absurd amount of time thinking about cute dates, beautiful weddings, and my friends starting their married lives. Then, the...
My oldest daughter just turned 6 this weekend. She has taught me a lot about myself, about parenting, and about how to face the world in the last 6 years. Now I will share some of these lessons with...
It was a big, well, let’s just say "discussion" in our house. An ongoing discussion that lasted for months. My oldest son, who has Down syndrome, goes to preschool four mornings a week. At school is where he gets...

Military Lifestyle

Root Bound and Feeling Stuck: When Everyone is Changing Except You

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I feel as root bound and hemmed in as a plant that has been in its pot for too long. Restless, edgy, stuck...I am...
children waiting in airport and a travel case with "The Dreaded Travel Dilemma" in text and MMC logo

The Dreaded Travel Dilemma