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5. Are you taking care of yourself?

Frequently Asked Questions About My Neurodivergent Kid That Shouldn't Be Asked So Frequently

Every time I complain about the difficulty of parenting, whether the child is neurodivergent or absolutely 100% neurotypical, someone drops in my Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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As parents, we don’t always have the means to do everything we’d like to do. But that doesn’t mean we have to lie down and quit living.

I’m A Selfish Mom & I Refuse To Feel Guilty For It​

Yes, I was being a selfish mom, I told her. But that didn’t make me wrong. People are constantly telling me to sacrifice my wellbeing for my kids. Read...
Ashley Austrew    |   09.6.18   |   SHARE
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My Mother Is Alive And I Mourn Her Every Day

The truth is, I have no idea where she is. I don’t even know if my mother is alive. I haven’t spoken to my mother for eight years. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.30.18   |   SHARE
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When he looked up at me with his big, brown eyes and asked, “Mommy is the tooth fairy real?”

Why I Let My Son Believe In The Tooth Fairy

My son had just lost another tooth. When he looked up at me with his big, brown eyes and asked, “Mommy is the tooth fairy real?” Read...
Leolin Bowen    |   08.29.18   |   SHARE
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I had retrieved at least one constant in my mother’s life: her love of puzzles and word games.

Finding My Unsolvable Mother In Her Left-Behind Crossword Puzzles​

Looking at her left-behind crossword puzzles, I had retrieved at least one constant in my mother’s life: her love of puzzles and word games. Read...
Marnie Goodfriend    |   08.28.18   |   SHARE
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18 Things Your Kid Should Know Before They Go Off To College

The time has come. College is a wonderful time but here are a few things you might want to tell your little parasite before they go. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   08.27.18   |   SHARE
My kid, who turned three the day after Mary the duckling died, wasn’t old enough to get any of it.

Talking To Toddlers About Death And Poultry Is Unnerving

My kid, who turned three the day after Mary the duckling died, wasn’t old enough to get any of it. Yet talking to toddlers about death is part of Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   08.21.18   |   SHARE
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“Oh honey, you’re doing great. I know, I’ve been there. And we’re going to get you through this.”

Mothers In Medicine Made My PPD Bearable

Mothers in the medical field got me into support groups, onto meds, and back into life again. I am so grateful for mothers in medicine. Read...
SB Swartz    |   07.25.18   |   SHARE
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