When People Ask How Many Children I Have, This Is My Answer


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Trigger warning: child loss Every school open house, every parent huddle on the side lines, every waiting room, every clogged check out like, there’s one question asked: “How many kids do you have ?” And I always answer four. That’s when the math starts. The person asking always does a quick count and notices that […]

January 20, 2018

There’s No Such Thing As ‘Too Social’ For Autism


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We have been blessed with two daughters on the autistic spectrum who have pretty opposite struggles when it comes to socialization. For many years before Sno was diagnosed, I was told she was “just shy” or “very serious.” She would often struggle in large groups, noisy crowds would scare her, and she has always taken a while to […]

January 20, 2018

Grocery Store Car Carts Are Torture, And This Is Why


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Grocery shopping with kids is stressful by itself. Trying to remember everything, stay on budget, and not lose my mind while wrangling small children in public is no easy feat. Then enter the level of hell that is the grocery car-cart. On the surface, one would assume that the car cart is a fun distraction […]

January 20, 2018

Drawn to Discover Makes Learning FUN!


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Having 3 children ages 1, 4, and 8 means that one of my sons and daughter-in-law, have many “battles to fight” on a daily bases with each child. These fights range from changing a diaper to picking up their bedroom. Thankfully, they will have one less fight thanks to Drawn to Discover! Here’s what my […]

January 19, 2018