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Ugly Shoes and Independence

I took my son to an athletic shoe store to pick sneakers for this coming school year. This is the first time that my husband and I took him to the store and let him pick his own shoes. He’s starting first grade this year. There were a few constraints because he can’t yet tie […]

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A year ago, I was racking my brain trying to figure out how I was going to help my newly graduated Kindergartner. We didn’t officially have an ASD diagnoses, but we knew some things were “off”. Over the summer, I requested a meeting with our principal, kindergarten teacher, and you. When I met you, I […]

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school lockdown


My middle two kids attend a preschool which is located inside a local middle school. When I was picking them up, I saw two police vehicles pull on the other side of the street, but thought nothing of it, as there typically is a police officer at the school around dismissal time. On Wednesday afternoon, […]

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Risk Factor

Last week, I took my first loading dose of Humira in the hopes of finally putting my ulcerative colitis into remission. I mention this because it’s not the first time I’ve taken Humira. In 2015, before I was pregnant with my daughter, I agreed to go on it. Back then, it was an easy decision […]

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