Depression and Mothers Of Children With Special Needs
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Depression and Mothers Of Children With Special Needs

The truth is, you are not alone. Depression and mothering a child with special needs often go hand in hand. It’s been coming on for a while now. And with good reason. The list of diagnoses and medicines. The boys’ meltdowns and anxiety attacks. The constant hypervigilance. The lack of sleep. The loss of any…

Seasonal Mood Changes In Children: How To Help
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Seasonal Mood Changes In Children: How To Help

Seasonal mood changes in children are a real concern for many of us. Here is what has helped my son.  It took me years to put the pieces together.  Some years,  I blamed back to school stress – a new routine and learning expectations certainly cause some dysregulation. Others, I didn’t notice at all until…

When All Else Fails, Say A Prayer and Eat Some Chocolate
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When All Else Fails, Say A Prayer and Eat Some Chocolate

I stayed up way too late last night with certain child of mine obsessing about king snakes and crested geckos…again. As he started to tell me all about the law in California that allows Field Herping. “Wait, what is field herping?” I asked, rubbing my temples and trying to focus. “Going into the wild and…

That Voice

That voice you keep hearing… You know the one. The voice that whispers, “You can’t do this.” The voice that says,  “You are failing your kids.” The voice that asks you, “Why try at all?” The voice that points out the mess, and blames you for not being a better house keeper. The voice that…

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Everyday Autism

The days, weeks, and even months following my son’s autism diagnosis, are a bit of a blur in my memory. I remember trying different medicines. I remember trying different diets. I remember trying different therapies. But the details of that time frame? They just blend into each other. What I have very distinct, crystal clear…