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When you have kids with a significant age gap, parenting changes. Having your first child in your teens and you last child in your late 20s will do that to you, apparently. Or at least that I’ve found. Having two children with special needs and one who is developing typically; also gives you a different perspective.

Squeaker is my last child. That has been decided and she will remain the youngest in our family of 7.

Knowing that she’s the last and youngest, has also helped me to appreciate the first year of lasts. And beyond. Watching her hit milestones, experiencing life through her eyes. And exploring the world with her one day at a time.


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With my older two, I kept scrapbooks for their first year. I regret not doing that with Squeaker, but at the same time, I have a digital scrapbook of sorts. Between this blog, my personal Facebook page, and my phone; I can look back at her first year and beyond.


And when I want to, I can print out the pictures to make a physical scrapbook. From her first smile to her really sitting up on her own.


I will always have those moments and milestones preserved in some format or another. I can look back on photos or blog posts that we’ve done.


Being a mom blogger has given me this unique opportunity to share my family and our life. It has also provided me with numerous occasions to share the memories that we make on a daily basis.


And with Squeaker being the youngest and last, I am thankful for every opportunity that we have to make a new memory. Even now as we finish the transition from nursery and toddler room to a little girls room. Or for use when we have messy play opportunities. WaterWipes are at our side. Durable and effective without containing any of the harmful chemicals that may be found in other baby wipes, WaterWipes proves a safer, natural option for your little one.


Whether this is your first, last, middle, or somewhere in between; what are some of your fondest memories of the first year?


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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