We talk a lot about the comparison in motherhood. We’re constantly told not to compare ourselves to other moms. But what about comparing our kids to other kids? No two children develop at the same rate, but we still...
Toddlers are notorious for tantrums and meltdowns. They are skillful ninjas that have mastered the dodge-and-run tactic. They are professionals at saying, "NO." They are choosey with whom they share their love and affection. Loving a toddler is not all...
We were driving north on I-25 on this particular day, headed to some appointment or another after a full day of work/school. I had given the kids snacks: a drink and a bag of something crunchy. Everyone was happy until...
Last school year my son started pre-k. And boy was I super excited that he was going to learn new things everyday. Little did I know, I would be the one learning something new. As a mother, you see your...
As our children get older, the challenges of parenting shift from lack of sleep and potty training to friend feuds and struggles in school. There are thousands of online resources filled with tips and tricks for the baby and...
I don't take it for granted that we got very, very lucky. The night after our son David was born, he slept six hours in one stretch. In fact, the nurse had to come in and wake me up...
I love introducing solids to my babies. The looks on their faces as they taste their first "real" foods are priceless. With each of my kids I have loosely followed a baby-led weaning philosophy. My third baby, Zoey, is almost six...
Autism reminds me of a rainbow. No two colors are the exact shade. It would be difficult to find a person on the planet who doesn't find beauty in a rainbow.  No two people who have autism or other...
Someone recently asked me to write about having the sex talk with my kids. I said, "Absolutely not!" I am not discussing sex with my seven-year-olds or my three-year-old. In my personal opinion, they are not socially mature enough to handle...
My son David is almost four. He is talking more and more, growing like a weed, and absorbing so much. It is becoming more and more apparent that he is an extrovert. He thrives on being around people. He...
My music education begins and ends with 6th grade orchestra. I vividly remember going into the orchestra room on the first day of middle school and sitting down in chairs arranged in a semicircle. I was excited to finally...
I don’t know about you, but I was blissfully unaware of the anxiety and guilt that enters your life when your first little baby enters the world. One of the blessings (or curses) is that there is a TON...
"Momma, can I have some lipstick?" This is the question I hear about 30 times a week.  How do I answer?  I mean really, how should I answer?  The way I answer will shape their self image. I have two girls...

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Guide to Albuquerque Area Resources for Kids with Differences & Disabilities

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If you have a child with differences and disabilities, you know how difficult it can be to find resources, as well as ways for...