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Shout-out to the neat freaks!

So…this picture annoys the crap out of me. I get it. The intended message here is something along the lines of “it’s okay, mama, stop freaking out about cleaning up and have fun with your kids.” Totally understandable. But like everything else on the freaking internet right now, it’s completely unfair to one side of… Continue reading Shout-out to the neat freaks!

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How to tell your kid that my kid has autism

I’m going to take a quick detour from my fun travel post to share something a sweet friend requested. One of my girlfriends, who has a child close in age to Cora (my 6 year old), has a cousin with autism. And as they get ready to host him for a visit, my sweet friend… Continue reading How to tell your kid that my kid has autism

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Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

The Finale Here it is. The final notes on our perfect-for-us vacay with the little troop. It might not fit in with everyone’s definition of the perfect vacation, but it wayyyy surpassed my expectations and will serve as the model for all future vacations involving our brood. Rather than bore you with all the notes… Continue reading Enjoying a vacation with four littles…Part 3

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Confessions of a Supermom

You guys blew me away with your commentary on my recent post.┬áNot here, on this site, but in personal, one-on-one messages. What started as me leveraging a creative outlet to vent some major stress, turned into an incredible, communal experience of suffering and healing. And it was just within a few short days! Your words,… Continue reading Confessions of a Supermom

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Digging out of a rut

Well friends, before I get started, a quick update. First, HUGE thanks to those of you who sent up prayers and sweet thoughts and hugs our way with regards to our wee one. My intention in my last post was to point out the hope that comes with our sadness, and so many of you… Continue reading Digging out of a rut