You caught me: guilty as charged. Catholic guilt that is. I’m two years into parenthood, and the mom guilt is real: I haven't introduced religion to my daughter, but what is the role of religion in raising her? I...
We had just heard about the coronavirus making its way to our borders.  Perhaps there were already a few cases in America, but my hospital was still covid naïve; our first case was in early 2020.  In February of...
Father’s Day for some is running to the store to get dad his favorites. But for me, it’s waiting by the phone for a call. See my father has been in prison for 18 years, and although not ideal, I'm...
How many of you are overwhelmed by the sheer number of THINGS your children have, the money you’ve spent (or wish you could spend) on toys, and determining just which toys the kids will actually use?  There are ways...
June is Pride Month. We’ve put together a list of great books that pay homage to the LGBTQ+ community. Whether you’re looking to give your child a broader world view or are wanting your child to read a book...
If you have a child with autism, you’ve almost certainly heard of ABA.  If you’re new to the world of autism, you might not be familiar with the term, but you’re certainly familiar with the practice.  ABA stands for...
I empathize with new autism parents as I know how frightening, confusing, and frustrating it can be to be entering a world that you do not understand and never expected to be in. When starting out on this journey, you...
I thought once my daughter was finished with high school, my life would somehow magically change. I have friends with graduating seniors, and while they’re navigating the job world, receiving acceptance letters to colleges, and driving, I’m sitting here...
When your child is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, it can feel like you’re on an emotional roller coaster. Whether you suspect your child has ASD, you’ve just gotten a diagnosis, or you are a veteran ASD mom, we’ve...
I feel really, really strongly about teaching my children about consent. The catch? It has nothing to do with sex. My kids are not middle- or high-schoolers; they're toddlers. So, what is consent anyway? Oftentimes it's talked about in the...

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As the cold weather and holidays are upon us, we know this time of year can be difficult for many families. We put together...