Pauline Campos

Pauline Campos

Bio

Pauline Campos is an artist, Aspie-Mom, and author of Be Your Own F*cking Sunshine: An Inspirational Journal for People Who Like to Swear and Babyfat: Adventures in Motherhood, Muffin Tops, & Trying to Stay Sane. ADHD is her superpower. Pauline Lives in Minnesota, but will always be from Detroit. Find her on Facebook and Twitter: @pauline_campos.

Pauline Campos Articles

“Know what, mama? It’s a good thing I’m good at falling.”

Good At Falling

In a flash, my daughter was back on her feet and just a few steps forward, she was letting herself sink into the snow once more. “I love this, mama! I’m so good at falling!”

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Stop Shaming Parents For Letting Their Kids Play With iPads On Family Outings

No shame. No room for good, old-fashioned, parent-shaming from ignorant onlookers who may have assumed my husband and I are too weak to ignore the siren call of easily portable Apple products in order to avoid having to actually converse with one another when out in public.

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The face I make when fairy tales suck.

Starbucks, Unicorns, & Broken Dreams 

We went out on Saturday as a family — a full day left with the infamous unicorn frappuccino still on the menu. The idea was to taste the fairy-tale magic.

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Just Hand Out The Candy: How To Not Be A Judgmental Halloween Jerk

You signed up for this Halloween evening of handing out candy. Let’s review the rules for how not to be a judgmental Halloween jerk.

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Mommy gets to swear because Mommy isn't nine.

Why I Won’t Stop Swearing In Front Of My Kid

I have earned the right to swear simply by being an adult. Mommy gets to swear because Mommy isn't nine.

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I am proud of the fact that I pushed and continued to push for her autism evaluation, as this is where all the validation in the world has erased the sting of judgment from strangers.

Things Well-Meaning Adults Say To My Autistic Child

People should stop assuming things about my autistic child.

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Our relationship — and the complexities of falling in love and marrying a partner on the other end of the sleep spectrum — is not unique.

The Early Bird & The Night Owl: A Love Story

Our relationship — and the complexities of falling in love and marrying a partner on the other end of the sleep spectrum — is not unique.

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Parenthood: Learning To Let Go

As each moment came to pass, I relaxed just a little more. She wasn’t the only one learning to let go. This is parenthood!

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“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

Being A Voice For My Daughter's Autism 

“Is autism my super power?” she asked me, giggling.

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