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ADHD In Their Own Words

I often hear about how much my son is the spitting image of my husband. They have the same piercing blue eyes and dimples you could lose a dime in. They are both as tall as the day is long and shopping for their shoes will always be a hassle. Taking a brush to their […]

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Trauma is Not a Competition

Let’s talk about trauma. In its simplest definition, trauma is “a disordered psychic or behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress or physical injury.” This can mean a lot of things and the tricky wicket about trauma is that the “injury” that leads to “stress” probably looks different to each individual person.   […]

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Hanging Up My Cape: Please Don’t Call Me “Supermom”

It happens every time I take my four young children in public. A well-meaning stranger says something to the effect of, “Well look at you, SUPERMOM!”  I’m used to commentary on my family or children in public. It’s going to happen when you have four kids ages four and under, including a set of identical […]

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I am The Invisible Mom

I’m standing here again to pick up my son from school at the end of the day. Except I’m looking around from the outside, in. I’m here everyday, yet I know no one. I quietly watch all the other parents chat, laugh and make plans. I’m always observing, and hoping someone notices me, except not really. […]

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Love Yourself Well

One of my favorite podcast hosts recently posed an interesting question: “How are you celebrating you today?” I love this concept. We seem comfortable straining, striving, and pushing ahead, but what about stopping for a minute to give ourselves a pat on the back or to take a bow? How often do you give yourself […]

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