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We love therapy. There. I said it.  Special instruction / general physical therapy? ✅ Intensive trauma therapy? ✅ Counseling for anxiety? ✅✅ Speech therapy? ✅✅✅ It may seem intense. (If you're counting, that's 7 therapy sessions a week!) But we believe that early intervention makes...
Since our second child was a baby, my husband and I noticed unique quirks about his personality. We chalked it up to idiosyncrasies that were part of his overall character, but as he grew along with our understanding, we...
My friend recently told me her daughter has been going home lately complaining about a girl in her class who has learning disabilities. Her daughter gets home and unleashes a vast amount of negative emotions due to all the...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touchstone. Tips for Working with Pre-School Children with Autism Starting a new school can be scary for anyone — parents, teachers and kids are all adjusting to new routines and environments. If your child...
You know those clubs you always hear about that you don’t want to join? Well, I am in one. I am in the BA mom’s club - and it’s not the one you are thinking of. Three years ago,...

Be Careful What You Read

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Surely you've seen those articles floating around the internet that you just feel compelled to read. Somehow, this one is going to make your life better, tell you what you can be doing better, or things you should stop doing. One of...
We've been at this special needs parenting thing for 11 years now. It's intense, scary and overwhelming more days than we will tell you about. It's never ever getting to let your hair down, because somebody in your home...
You Need to Leave  My son’s girlfriend Madeline looked back at me with golf ball emoji eyes as I said, “You need to leave.” Her normal breathing resumed as I explained: you guys should be traveling, living in other places, experiencing...

To My Child With ADHD

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My Darling,  I know you try. I see your frustration when you are trying and can’t get it right. I know your grades aren’t a perfect reflection of how smart you are. You are so very smart. In fact, your...
The text read: “Mom, there’s blood. A lot.” After reading my 18-year-old son’s text, I called a specialty gastroenterology clinic. After giving the scheduling desk my son’s symptoms and birthdate, we had an appointment the next day. A next-day appointment...
This is a recounting of a true life event and subsequent episode many months later. My son is ventilator dependent. He also relies on five other machines daily to keep him alive. So car travel looks more like an...
Picture it. You are casually strolling the aisles of the grocery store racking your brain for that one item you forgot to write down while wrangling your kids to stay nearby when you turn the corner and spot it. This...

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Red Stick Moms Need to Know :: Baton Rouge Activities in...

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We're ready for those May flowers, and all the fun activities that lead up to Summer! We have featured our favorite family-friendly events in...