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Baby steps

Button walked when he was 14 months old. He was this chunky baby, just oozing chub and so we weren’t worried when he didn’t meet some of his gross motor milestones. He’ll walk when he’s ready we told ourselves and continued kissing those fat toes. Well, he needed help to …

Inhala Exhala

You know those days that start off nice and peachy? The weather is just right, the air rich with birdsong. You’re on a high from your morning run and the coffee has been brewed oh so perfectly. You can picture your entire day unfolding ahead of you in beautifully sectioned …

Valentine’s day

We’ve been married almost 13 years. We’re not the limber, young newlyweds – ready to drop everything to run away on a weekend together. We’ve aged, we’ve changed and we’ve learned so much about ourselves and each other. We’ve had 2 kids together, changed endless diapers, laughed together at baby …

Eggheads

There comes a stage in your parenthood where your child knows more about something than you do. I pride myself on being pretty smart and knowledgeable about a variety of things kid related. I have been able to successfully explain games/trends/activities to my kids without sneakily checking “rules of scrabble …

Groucho Marx

Today I’m feeling like lists, so here goes. Things that really annoy me : People who brag about how little sleep they got – we get it! Coworkers, cashiers, random people you run into. Somehow this is meant to convey a sense of superpower : “I slept for just 2 …

Neurotypical

We have these interesting terms in the special needs/autism world. NT (neurotypical aka non autistic), HF (high functioning), mild/moderate/severe as in degrees of autism (as if such a vast spectrum can be so cleanly and conveniently categorized). The use of these descriptions and acronyms is all pervasive. So much so …

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