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What is Sensory Processing Disorder?

Sensory Processing Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder What is Sensory Processing Disorder? Well, good thing you asked because I'm sharing all about it! a little backstory... My 19-month-old daughter was recently diagnosed with moderate/severe autism about two months ago. In addition to autism, she was also diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder, which I alre[...]

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Our Autism Journey – Shay’s Diagnosis

Autism Diagnosis and Beginning Steps About three weeks ago my mom and I were talking and I was commenting about my concern that Shay never responded to her name. I was trying to get her attention and she wouldn't look (which wasn't new), but for some reason that day it clicked. I knew she could hear me, because she would look towards noises or of course her favorite,[...]

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The Hospital Bag Checklist I Wish I Had

For some reason, I was so excited for my hospital bag. Weird, right? I chalk it up to YouTube videos of mom vloggers showing off their Louis Vuitton weekender bags full of cute robes and slippers and perfume and their curling iron and makeup like this was a thing. It's not a thing. For starters, let me just say, pack that bag early. Like EARLY. Why? Let us begin...[...]

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7 Super Easy Activities To Do At Home With Kids

Children are hard to occupy at the best of times never mind during the current lockdown situation. Are you a parent who is at their wits' end, pulling their hair out and not knowing how they can manage one more day? If you answered yes, yes and YES to that then I recommend that you keep on reading. There's so much pressure at the moment to keep on top of education, ac[...]

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How to Make Mother’s Day Special in Quranatine

Mother's Day Online Mother's Day has always been a holiday I look forward to. Beyond celebrating my beautiful mother and spending the day with family, it always felt like that specific day was when Summer really started to kick off. Maybe it's all the outdoor barbecues we had, but it was always a time I looked forward to. Fast track to me actually becoming a mom,[...]

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What’s In My Bag: The Working Mom Edition

We've all seen at least 100 videos and posts about what people have in their bags. Why do I find them so entertaining? Is it because I'm a nosey bugger? Probably. Well, this will be less than thrilling but hey, maybe you'll see something you like or you'll be able to condense your bag a little as a mama to make it work best for you! So, here we go: (click each item[...]

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The Emotional Baggage that Comes with Being a Single Mom…

Handling the Emotions of Single Motherhood Baggage, battles, truth bombs, whatever you want to call it, being a single mom brings on a lot of emotional and mental turmoil. In my experience, beyond the physical demands, financial demands, and overall exhaustion, this journey has taught me about how mentally strong you have to be for yourself and your little one.[...]

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So Mama, You Want to Get a Divorce…

Well, society tells you not to even mention that word so, sorry! You're shit out of luck and you must stay in your relationship till your child is 18. Or so I'm told by Dr. Laura Schlessinger, why she's still on air is beyond me. In all seriousness, or at least as much seriousness as I can personally handle, divorce can be a very tricky decision to make, especially[...]

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It’s Time We Yell About Postpartum Mental Health

We all know the baby blues can be expected after giving birth. We all know about Postpartum Depression and most of us know about Postpartum Anxiety, but there is little to no talk about any other mood disorder beyond those two. Why is that? If you have yet to read My Childbirth Story, I advise it before continuing because A. I am now a crowned bad ass and B. It w[...]

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My Childbirth Story…

During my pregnancy I avoided reading blog posts like these like the plague! With my anxiety already at a 10, I didn't need any added triggers to increase my fear of labor. Up until the final month, labor and delivery scared the absolute shit out of me. It was total fear of the unknown and knowing that regardless of what I would hope to happen, no one knows how your[...]