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Photos included in this article are from special needs families who sent me their favorite family photo. When I made the decision to try and become a mom, I was naïve. My world growing up had been sheltered from what...
Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. The weather here in West Texas has...
When I give a gift I want there to be thought behind it. When it comes to holidays and figuring out gifts for our boys, I usually will ask advice from my other friends (especially my special needs moms), the...
Today is World Prematurity Day. Every year on November 17th, the March of Dimes focuses on the ongoing crisis of premature births and children. They donate to research and development in this area, demand #BlanketChange on policies for mothers...
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...

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