Autism Speaks (and Jenny McCarthy) Do Not Speak for Me and My Family
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Autism Speaks (and Jenny McCarthy) Do Not Speak for Me and My Family

Autism speaks is a bit of a controversy in the autism community. But why is that? And why, are we as parents, not as aware of this? Surely an organization such as autism speaks would act in the best interest of those on the autism spectrum, right? That is what I had believed as well…

Why I Chose to Pursue an Official ADHD Diagnosis after a Self Diagnosis
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Why I Chose to Pursue an Official ADHD Diagnosis after a Self Diagnosis

I’ll begin this by simply saying: a self diagnosis — whether it’s ADHD or Autism — is perfectly valid. And anyone around you that has a problem with it? It speaks far more to them than it ever does of you. That all said? I self-diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 37. Then, two…

Reclaiming the Joy of Motherhood When Your Patience Runs Out
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Reclaiming the Joy of Motherhood When Your Patience Runs Out

As an individual, I was never blessed with a lot of patience. It’s just how I’ve always been. Over time, I’ve learned that some situations will definitely call for having more patience. And as a mom, I’ve learned that having patience is of utmost importance. With my autistic daughter, it seems that I need patience…

Why You Should Prioritize Your Life Instead of Trying to Balance Your Life
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Why You Should Prioritize Your Life Instead of Trying to Balance Your Life

For many people, it seems like life has two options: achieving goals and enjoying life. Neither one of them seems as if they are one hundred percent fulfilled. There seems to be a broad spectrum on the scale of go-getters and over-achievers to those who slack in all departments. How many times have you caught…

How to Effectively Use Time Blocking as a Stay at Home Mom (or Work at Home Mom)
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How to Effectively Use Time Blocking as a Stay at Home Mom (or Work at Home Mom)

I have struggled, almost my entire life, with time management. I am a proacstiplanner (procrastinating with planning) at heart and I have a terrible time focusing. Sometimes I’ve wondered if there was something else at work because when I do focus? I hyperfocus. I am so narrowed in on something and I feel like I…

Do you spend too much or do you have a spending problem?
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Do you spend too much or do you have a spending problem?

I will confess that I have a problem… if it’s my own money, I’m a cheapskate, a tightwad.. whatever you’d like to call it. But if it’s someone else’s money? Usually I would have no problem spending it. So maybe I used to have that problem, and occasionally it will still rear it’s ugly head….