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The What Ifs

The WhatIf Monster I recently bought my son a book called Jonathan James and the WhatIf Monster written by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt. It came with a cute plush of the The Whatif (“what if”) Monster in the book. The monster is a symbol of our worries, fears and doubts that get stuck in our head.   The “what-ifs” in […]

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Breastfeeding Didn’t Come Naturally, and I Wasn’t Okay

When my newborn son wouldn’t breastfeed, I completely unraveled: breastfeeding didn’t come naturally. I had planned to nurse him for his first year and simply would not accept that this might not happen. The first few weeks (okay, months) with a newborn are tough no matter what, but his struggle to breastfeed took a huge […]

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Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a complex neurobehavioral condition that includes impairments in communication, developmental language, and social interaction, combined with rigid and repetitive behaviors.   Autism is now called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) because the symptoms range in severity. High-functioning autism, formerly known as Aspergers Syndrome, is at one end of the […]

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taxes

Should You File Your Own Taxes This Year?

The dreaded yearly filing of the taxes. It is a guarantee must-do and this year the deadline falls on April 17. Somehow, my husband and I – because I’m not taking all the blame here – always put it off until the last minute. We’ve had years where we’ve hired someone to help file and […]

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