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Why Girls Are Harder To Raise Than Boys

Dear Rose,

I have a confession to make. I didn’t want to have a girl.

We kept your gender a surprise throughout the pregnancy, but I was so sure you were a boy.  1,022 more words

Lies I Believe About Being A "Special Needs" Momma

I leaned over the kitchen counter, my head in my hands, and tried to take a few deep breaths.

The house was a disaster, I hadn’t finished… 1,112 more words


The Diagnosis Post

I made an appointment at Fraser, an Autism clinic a little over 4 months ago. It is the best place in the state of Minnesota for diagnosing Autism. 1,607 more words

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A Chip on My Shoulder

Sometimes I feel like I have a chip on my shoulder. Like I’m a “martyr”.

How could anyone with “regular” kids possibly know what I go through?   704 more words



Our latest challenge is running. Recently she has begun to pull away from me and run. She particularly does it when we first get out of a car, or when she wants something, but there is not always a reason and never any indication before she goes. 240 more words


Just Try

I can tell you about fifteen hours a week of therapy.

I can tell you about speech delays, sensory processing disorder, language processing disorder and social anxiety. 3,012 more words


The one where we went to specsavers

Ollie has been saying for a while that he hasn’t been able to see everything properly and I must admit that at first I didn’t take much notice because he gets ideas in his head that he has all kinds of things wrong with him, but this week I was in specsavers with the 16 year old so I thought I may as well make him an appointment. 426 more words

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