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18 Years Later

For some today is May 2. For me today is what I call “heartbeat day.” 18 years ago I was single, pregnant, in a toxic relationship, struggling with substance abuse, low self-esteem and worthiness. I was living in an apartment I was ashamed of because it was all I...

AAPC Publishing – Exceptional Resources for Extraordinary Minds

April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day! And did you know the month of April is Autism Awareness Month? If you’re wondering why, it’s because the Autism Society recognizes that the prevalence of autism in the United States has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010 to 1...

Project Sunshine

Project Sunshine is an amazing organization that aims to bring joy and play to pediatric patients. The goal is not only to bring some light—some sunshine—to little ones going through scary times, but also to give caregivers a well-deserved break. We spoke to Whitney...

How To Stop Toddler Tantrums

Anyone else feel like their toddler’s tantrums have gotten more frequent, and more intense during the pandemic? We’re not sure if it’s all the extra time at home, less time at preschool or Mom’s fuse being shorter these days, but we’re hearing from a lot of friends...

What I Learned from being home ALL. BY. MYSELF. for 3 days!!

Somehow the stars aligned and I was given the opportunity to be home this past weekend without anyone else. For this mom of 5 kids, it was a welcome chance.  The older two went with friends on spring break trips and Keith took the 3 youngest to Texas to visit family....

Life is 50/50

Last April I was in a rut. We were over a month into the pandemic and the kids never went back to school after “Spring Break.” I was suddenly responsible for my regular motherhood responsibilities AND also was helping facilitate online kindergarten. My older three...

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