“All that matters is a healthy baby.”  How many times have you heard this phrase when talking about an ultrasound? I've used it many times when wondering about the gender of my children or chatting with my pregnant friends. While...
This post is sponsored by Children's Therapy Services in Overland Park. They can help your child improve speech and language so they are ready for school in the fall! You may have a concern or someone in you or your...
When my son, Patrick, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, his doctor lifted his forearm and pointed to a spot exactly between his wrist and elbow. “This is the middle,” he said. “This is where your son will...
"Look, Mom, that baby is missing her hand!” My daughter was born in July of 2018 with a physical "difference"; she was born with just one hand. When someone is born with a physical difference it is called "congenital." People...
I sat on my bed for the usual nightly routine of reading books. I used to read to the kids and now they read to me. I still help my daughter along as she’s just recently turned 6. But...
You know that feeling you get when there is something going on with your child, but you can't quite articulate what it is? For me, "that feeling" has been a complex web of ever-evolving emotion: worry, fear, frustration, insecurity,...
Autism currently impacts 1 in 59 children, that includes 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls. With the prevalence rate of Autism being as high as it is, it is very likely that you have a personal...
Giuliana Siraguso is like most middle school girls - a passionate dancer as well as lover of gymnastics, art, tennis, swimming, journaling, reading, any type of art. She adores hanging out with her friends and family.  She is also hearing...
At my 20-week anatomy scan, we learned that my first born had clubbed feet. I knew something wasn’t right when the ultrasound tech got really quiet and starting making noises like “hmm” and “ohhh." I was transferred to another room...
Worrying about our child is a normal part of parenting, especially in today’s day and age. Parents are bombarded with information about how to raise heathy, well-rounded, confident children through social media, parenting “experts” in magazines and tv, and...
  Like most people, my husband and I were so excited to welcome another baby into our family. We were even more thrilled to learn that our third child was a boy. Our two older daughters quickly assumed the mother-hen...
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed as a mother or just as a person; sometimes just going through life day-to-day can feel taxing. Anytime I begin to feel this way, I think of my sister and the strength...
  Their official slogan is “Finally a place where you never have to say I’m Sorry.” Their unofficial slogan, in my opinion, should be “Your child WILL nap.” And he did … for two hours! My son’s fists were clenched and...

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October 2014.  This was when my son was officially diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD. That diagnosis was devastating for me. I couldn’t believe my sweet baby had so much turmoil swirling around in his brain, that at age 5,...
On average, Autism affects 1 in every 68 children, and 1 in 42 boys, according to Autism Speaks. It is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the United States, and can cost families upward of $60,000 per year....

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