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2017
November
13,
2017
The other day I went on vacation. We went over THERE. I enjoyed it because we did THIS and THAT. There was one activity where my son caught the THING and did THIS to it. We couldn’t stop laughing, but eventually we helped him get THAT over THERE. Unf...
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May
12,
2017
The other day, my wife and I went to one of our favorite restaurants. No kids. So basically, peace and quiet. When I say peace and quiet, I think we really took it to heart. We ended up getting our phones out and didn’t look up until we began eating....
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April
07,
2017
We’re not breaking up…..are we? Have you ever gotten to a point in doing something so much that you feel like you just need to take a break? No … I’m not talking about marriage. I’m talking more like working out. You know what I mean. You get t...
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January
10,
2017
When children are very young, they may have difficulty eating for a number of reasons. Chewing and swallowing may be hard or painful. Certain foods may feel weird in their mouth; too slimy or too dry and crumbly for example. Other children have reflu...
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2015
September
18,
2015
Buzzwords such as ‘baby flash cards,’ ‘apps for babies,’ ‘baby tech toys,’ ‘TV shows and videos for babies bombard parents through our media-saturated universe. These buzzwords tempt parents to seek new and various ways to help their babies develop a...
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August
31,
2015
You’re at the park, pre-school, church or play date and you can’t help but compare your child’s skills to the other kiddos playing. I’ve done it, you’ve done it, we all do it. Can they climb as high? Can they run as fast? Most importantly, though, ca...
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August
19,
2015
Who doesn’t love a shoutout from Ronda Rousey? Speech language pathologists sure do, especially when we hear Ronda say this: “Shoutout to all speech therapists. You’re all awesome. And the best thing about my recovery was that I was never allowed to ...
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June
29,
2015
“Mama I wat fwoden on da bi tee bee and laks a widdle bit,” announces my daughter while eyeing me expectedly. She is obviously looking for some sort of action on my part other than my smiling and nodding affirmatively. Since she’s my number one gi...
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May
21,
2015
I am that mom. The obsessively clean freak with a dozen napkins at meals and the dust pan and broom standing by! I see the crumbs falling to the floor, the grape jelly graze the side of the chair, and the sticky fingers raking through the hair as ...
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March
27,
2015
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. And by somewhere, I mean your kitchen. Parents everywhere are facing the day’s most challenging questions: “What am I going to feed my kids tonight?” “Will the dinner battle reduce us both to tears?” “How long before I wave ...
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February
11,
2015
The National Stroke Association says stroke happens in about 1 in 4,000 live births. The risk of stroke from birth through age 18 is almost 11 in 100,000 children per year. Strokes are slightly more common in children under age 2. Boys and African-Am...
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January
12,
2015
Did you know that babies begin listening during pregnancy? It’s truly amazing that ear and brain structures for listening start working between 25-29 weeks of gestation. At about 28-30 weeks, connections between the brain and the ear start happening!...
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2014
December
15,
2014
Learning to talk is miraculous!We love to hear the first sweet sounds from newborn babies when we feed them and cuddle with them. Then they quickly progress to happy babbling and, at last, WORDS! All within a fast moving, short 12 months. Somewhere b...
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November
19,
2014
I often hear some form of this question from parents, "Is my child normal?"That question makes me cringe. Not because of the question itself. I understand it. As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. I’m not afraid of the question or loo...
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April
30,
2014
What is autism?Autism is a disorder where a person has difficulty with communicating and interacting with others. There are many forms of autism that can vary from mild to severe.There are 3 major categories of symptoms in autism:Social interaction-C...
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2013
November
19,
2013
I often hear some form of this question from parents, "Is my child normal?"That question makes me cringe. Not because of the question itself. I understand it. As parents, we all want what’s best for our children. I’m not afraid of the question or loo...
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