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How I Got My Voice Through Speech Therapy

How I Got My Voice Through Speech Therapy

Church…Exercise…Shush… These are words that once gave me intense anxiety. I grew up scanning chapters before I would volunteer to read aloud. I once asked to go to the bathroom, nearly hyperventilating, to avoid having to read the word conscience. Living with speech impediments creates a different perspective of words. They aren’t simply communication or […]

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My Kids' Diet Sucks (And It HAS To Change)

My Kids’ Diet Sucks (And It HAS To Change)

The opposite of Paleo. That’s what my kids eat. Bread and cheese. Then they follow it up with a sugar-filled processed granola bar (but it’s organic) plus some fruit and a single piece of broccoli. And boy have we battled over the single piece of broccoli! #winning. Now, I’m not a Paleo die-hard. By any […]

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Kaplan_When it Gets Too Quiet

When It Gets Too Quiet

When you were born, I worried when it got too quiet. Though you slept beside me in your bassinet, sometimes in my bed, I looked over at you again and again making sure I could see your chest rise and fall. When it got too quiet, I laid awake, listening for your breath. Were you […]

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