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Rethinking Blue for Autism Awareness

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It’s that time of year again: Autism Awareness Month is upon us. I initially thought I was going to focus on why I DON'T think people should wear blue, but I recently had an...

Banning Books Is Not Okay

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Have you ever read a book that made you feel like someone took your inner thoughts and expressed them in a way you never could? A book that challenged you to think about things...

Can Someone Please Explain Mom Jeans to Me?

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I have a confession to make: I don’t understand mom jeans. Are they meant to be FOR moms? What makes something a pair of mom jeans? Is anyone else out there confused? According to Wikipedia,...
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Why My Kids Don’t Have Toy Guns

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A few months ago, thousands of children in Collierville went into lockdown mode. Toddlers, elementary students, tweens, and high school kids all huddled in closets or bathrooms and held their breath as they realized...
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My kid isn’t Bad :: He has ADHD

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October is ADHD awareness month. Over 8% of children have a diagnosis of ADHD. This is one mom's story of her son. Do you have a child with ADHD? We are heading into the preteen...
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Grief is an Unpacked Suitcase

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Grief is hard. Grief is an unpacked suitcase – because the contents contain funeral remembrances. Grief is unopened mail. Grief is supposedly three days – because that is the maximum most employers give. Grief is not responding to...
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Stress: How I’m (sort of) Managing It

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Stress. As parents we seem to automatically have buckets of it, because there are so may moving parts in our lives. Then along came 2020 and we apparently had no idea what it really...
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Postpartum Psychosis

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I went through postpartum psychosis, and it was scary. Postpartum psychosis is a rare illness. It only occurs in 0.1 - 0.2% of births. I never struggled with mental health before pregnancy and birth. I...
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I Have Survived Suicide

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I have survived suicide. Multiple times. I know that now I have a messy but beautiful life. I have three beautiful children that wouldn’t exist if I hadn’t stayed. I live with mental health but I’m...
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Remember to Breathe

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I laid in the bed the other night with tears rolling down my face, trying not to make a sound so as to not wake my babies sleeping next to me. I had recently...