The unique worry of a special-needs mom

By Brett Baker, Core Writer If you’ve ever seen the show, Parenthood, then you’ll probably remember this scene: Kristina and Adam Braverman are pregnant with their third, unexpected, child—a child who already has a sibling with Asperger’s, making the new baby more likely to be on the Autism Spectrum as well. Kristina and Adam are … [Read more…]

Is Summer over already?

By Laura Wailes, Core Writer The end of Summer always surprises me.  As I get ready to go back to a full time work schedule this next week, I feel a stress and anxiety to get all of the things I had planned for the Summer into the next few days. We didn’t get to … [Read more…]

The night of the pin-worms and paranoia

By Alison Mezzanotte, Guest Writer Confession: I forever have a “gut feeling” that my baby girl—my only child—has something wrong with her. You are a crazy mom. You are paranoid. Get off of Google. She’s not one of your students—stop trying to diagnose her. These are all phrases I’ve heard on repeat from both my … [Read more…]

Confessions of a First-Time Mama

By Brett Tubbs, Guest Writer Eight weeks ago my husband and I welcomed our first child into the whirlwind of our lives. Exactly seven weeks and six days ago, I had a very different idea of how the curtain on this motherhood drama would rise. Primed with optimism, and a splash of know-it-all pride, I … [Read more…]