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cost of success

When The Cost Of Success Is Stifling

Before I dive into this important and impactful piece, I want to clarify that I’m putting on my “Psychologist” hat here, so bear with me. The content of this article is heavy, and tragedy is referenced. If you’re in a place right now where that would be triggering, please heed your own self-care needs. But […]

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baby's brain

My Baby’s Brain: An Update

It has been a year since I wrote about our daughter’s journey through Infantile Spasms (IS) or West Syndrome, a “catastrophic seizure disorder” that typically comes without warning and leaves the children it touches severely disabled. Unlike epilepsy, its more common cousin, IS comes around six months of age and is accompanied by high voltage […]

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problem behaviors

Creative Solutions To “Problem Behaviors”

I don’t think I like age four. Three was worlds better than four, and I’m sincerely hoping that five offers a much-needed reprieve from the moody, behaviorally-challenged, fearsome fours. My son is a wonderful tiny human most of the time. However, if he doesn’t sleep/get enough play time/eats too much sugar/it’s Tuesday, he will become […]

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Hard Questions

When Your Preschooler Asks Hard Questions

My four-year-old is quite precocious and inquisitive, and his verbal reasoning ability routinely amazes me. He often has very thoughtful questions and you can just see the wheels turning in his head when he reasons out answers to things. I love longer car rides, because for some reason this is the forum where the most […]

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motherhood memories

The Moments I Cherish

This week has been a bit stressful. The kids are getting restless in these last few weeks of summer, and their behavior is taking a turn for the worse. I have also been working less over the summer which means two things. One is that I have more glorious free time to spend with my […]

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