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My Health

Anxiety

I have been thinking a lot about Post Partum Depression and Anxiety lately. Often called “the baby blues”, approximately 11 to 20% of women experience PPD or PPA in their post partum period. To quote this site: Postpartum depression is the most common complication of childbirth, putting American families at risk each and every year. …

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Hard of Hearing/Deaf Inspiration Kids

A List

Would you like to know what the world’s best teething toy is? A hearing aid mold. “C, No!” I hear myself say that over and over again as she yanks them out when she is bored and pops those suckers in her mouth. Who knew a baby was so strong to yank out the tubing? …

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Family Life Life My Health

Purge

Get rid of EVERYTHING! I’m a Type A, love knowing everything, Control Freak. We have been in this house for a little over three years. Before moving in, I donated and sold a ton of things. When we moved in, I made a pile of boxes of things I decided I did not need and …

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Family Life Inspiration Kids Life

Positivity

“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin Sometimes we have blue days. Down days. Terrible Days. E gets in these funks and it seems like nothing is going to get through to him. …

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Bloom
Autism Family Life Kids

Back to School

Bloom where you are planted. Sunflowers are these beautiful, bright flowers that grow all over where I live. They have always been my favorite flower. You see, it doesn’t matter what kind of soil a sunflower seed is planted in, it will thrive. Sunflowers overcome adversity. Every single time I see a sunflower, I smile. …

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E and a book
Autism Book Reviews Family Life Inspiration

Book Review Time

I was asked by a friend if I could review and suggest children’s books on some of my posts. Specifically, books that dealt with special needs. I loved the idea! It also made me think. I really have not read a lot of children’s books in this area. It’s not that they don’t exist. I’ve …

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Autism Family Life Hard of Hearing/Deaf Kids

unexpected

I have a least favorite sign. I didn’t know that this was possible, but the sign for “No” is my official LEAST FAVORITE SIGN EVER. I actually have a bit of time with just me and C. This is unheard of in the summer months, but A & E are off at church and I …

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C and I at Children's
Hard of Hearing/Deaf

Hearing Clinic

When your child is first diagnosed as Hard of Hearing or Deaf. There are a lot of people to meet, places to go and information to overload on. Whatever you do, do NOT Google. Not everything on the Internet is true, and honestly, you end up a nervous wreck because the only information you initially …

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Hard of Hearing/Deaf Kids Life

Diagnosing

Sometimes it’s nothing. C was diagnosed with “Hearing Loss” shortly after she was born. I don’t know if it was really a shock for me. Our hospital tested her hearing at about 24 hours old and when she failed the screen on her left ear the technician said to not worry, “It’s probably just fluid.” …

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