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Laura is stay at home mama of two beautiful boys, one having special needs. She's learned that there is no merit gained in mothering; only love, mercy, and forgiveness freely given. She believes she has gained so much by throwing away prenotioned stereotypes and clinging to the the truth of the bible. In the world of autism you quickly realize that the little things are the big things!

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A Letter to My Preteen Son, I See You Finding Your Way

I can't say for sure when it started because I feel like it has been more of a creeping progression. This year I have

What Is Autism? This Is How Experts Parents Define It

Our son is five years old. He has autism spectrum disorder. The Mayo Clinic defines autism as “a condition related to brain development that impacts


Since the birth of my first son 11 years ago, I have been keenly aware of the benefits of reading to a child. I

This is What My Teen Learns From Chores

Now that we live in the days of social media where opinions are flourishing and instantly streamed on our news feed, it’s easy to

Hope for the Woman Struggling With Chronic Pain

For the past 10 years, I have suffered from a painful autoimmune disease. It causes inflammation and pain in my joints and has often

Stop Comparing Your Mothering to What You See on Social Media

I have seen it too many times online, and in every instance, it breaks my heart. Daily, mothers are tempted by social media posts

5 Ways You Can Help Special Needs Families

Are you looking for a way to care for a special needs family in your life? Congratulations. Because you already have the desire to assist

Avril Lavigne’s Powerful Song Is the New Battle Cry for People in Pain

All of my childhood I heard my mother tell my pediatrician that I was “healthy as a horse.” When I was able to fully understand

3 Healthy Hand Sanitizer Options You Need to Try

With cooler weather just around the corner, it’s never too soon to start preparing for all. the. germs. As Americans become more aware of

To the Woman Who Cleaned up After My Autistic Son

We never know when a meltdown will happen. We know that certain environments don’t sit well with my five-year-old. Open spaces cause him extreme anxiety.

4 Fashion Pieces That Will Make You Excited to Transition to Fall

Cooler weather gives way to floral patterns and '80s throwbacks that consist of leather and glen plaid blazers. This year’s trends will please everyone’s style.

These 5 Simple Fall Recipes Are Easy and Sure to Please

In the South, there are three things we take very seriously: sweet tea, our Southern drawl, and food. Southerners have a special way of

This is How Two Women at GM are Crushing Stereotypes

On September 1, Dhivya Suryadevara will take over as General Motors’ very first female Chief Financial Officer in the company’s 110-year history. She will

Our little guy is four years old. He happens to have autism and that has actually helped in how much I let him participate

Fortnite: How to Strike a Balance with Your Kids

Fornite’s growing popularity has forced parents to address the trending role of online gaming. Fornite is a free, online survival game that can be

How to Reach Your Preteen When They’re Pushing You Away

No matter where you’re at on the journey of parenting your preteen, we can all agree that it is hard. From navigating a new school

3 Reasons To Give Your Man For Your Netflix Binge

I’m going to go ahead and assume that since you’re reading this, you too are guilty of a Netflix binge.

 With so many great

Why I Decided to Pick Up My Son for the Last Time