Do you ever know how someone really feels? It’s hard to tell, as we live in a time of so much noise and distraction. People are tuning in less to each other and paying more attention to the technology, social media, advertising messages, the news, and other external disturbances around them. Being able to recognize someone’s feelings means you’re tuned into their verbal and … [Read more...] about Three Ways to Get Present and Cherish the Moments
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Motherhood can be a dream. Nothing compares to welcoming your own children into the world, to watching them take their first steps, to hearing their first words, to seeing them make friends, go to school, graduate, begin their careers, start families of their own... Motherhood can also be a nightmare. Nothing is more agonizing than watching your children hurt, bullied, or in … [Read more...] about A Matter of Life: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
This Fall, I celebrated my first anniversary of returning to work after becoming a first-time mother. Ironically, in the same month, I started a new job. In retrospect, it's not a coincidence. They say the first year is the hardest for significant life changes. It's a period of unknowns, new obstacles, and inevitable mistakes made along the way. And frankly, since I don't … [Read more...] about The Five Things I Learned In My Rookie Year Being A Working Mom
All the baby books tell you to have sex when you're ovulating. That's the basis of conception. One sperm fertilizing one egg means you're parents. Following that logic, it makes sense that if you're not ovulating, you won't get pregnant. That logic, however, fails to take into account the longevity of sperm and the sometimes fickle nature of a woman's reproductive cycle. So the … [Read more...] about Can I Get Pregnant While Not Ovulating?
What an Autism Parent Notices This happens to me all the time. (I’ll assume this also happens to lots of AutParents.) I’m in a breakfast room at a hotel. I get up to get a spoon and I notice this seven or eight-year-old boy organizing the salt and pepper packets in the container. He’s divided the salt to one side and was lining them up neatly. The pepper was … [Read more...] about What an Autism Parent Notices