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Nicholas holding his ears

Holiday Shopping and Sensory Overload

The next time you see a really BIG kid in a stroller at the mall don’t criticize the parent but think there might be a reason…and the reason might be sensory overload. We’ve said bye, bye to Black Friday and the official holiday shopping season is off and running. I admit it. I was one […]

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Taking Action Paid Off

Since moving to Northern New Jersey, I’ve taken Nicholas to James Braddock Park in North Bergen¬†nearly every day this past spring and summer. It’s been a joy watching him learn to climb, slide, fall and interact with other kids. Just trying to keep him from poking them in the nose or pushing them out-of-the-way so […]

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Leaving Him with a Babysitter

Silly But It Still Bothers Me As a reporter I used to interview people who had all sorts of anxieties. Anxiety about heights….bugs….germs….you name it. What used to puzzle me though were moms who said they had anxiety about leaving their child with a babysitter. I would be like: “well do you know the person […]

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When Moms Project Low Self Esteem

There was a profound sense of sadness after watching this clip of Tyra Banks show on “Good Hair”. The little girls on the show are a small reflection of just some of the thoughts I had growing up with what was considered “evil/bad” (course ) hair. The same I guess can be applied to any […]

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Sleep or Not to Sleep….zzzz

I began the past week pulling what is left of my hair out over sleep issues with Nicholas. ¬†After reaching out on Facebook, I utilized some motherly advice from nearly everyone who responded and managed to get 3 out of 5 days with a middle of the night scream session that lasted about 10-20 minutes. […]

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