I had to have dermatological surgery last week. I'm okay; it's just another mole gone rogue. When my (new) dermatologist referred me to a particular surgeon, I didn't question the recommendation. Come to think of it, I didn't do much of a background check on my new dermatologist either, because she was in my insurance network. I drove to the hospital 30 minutes away. SIDE … [Read more...] about Bad Bedside Manner: Why Background Checks Are Important
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The following is a guest post from Ann Millan, author and mother of an adult child with autism. Ten fingers and ten toes As a new mother, you have hopes and dreams for your child. You hope your child will be delivered with ten fingers and ten toes. You hope your child will cry, giggle and burp. You hope he or she will crawl, walk and eventually run. You even dream your child … [Read more...] about My Daughter with Autism’s Journey to Independence
Don't miss chapters one through six! Despite her in-laws’ surprise appearance and the impulsive purchase of a gigantic dead fish, the vacation was a success. Electronic devices were mostly neglected, everyone returned home tanned and rested. Heather and Michael even held hands in baggage claim. However, by 7 am the following morning, any sign of relaxation has escaped the … [Read more...] about ModernMom Chronicles: Chapter Seven
Child therapists cover a variety of situations, including abuse, behavioral problems, anger, bullying and social difficulties. No matter why your child needs a therapist, the selection process is crucial. A therapist who meshes well with your child is more likely to make progress toward helping your child deal with the root problems. Experience and schooling of the therapist is … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Therapist for My Child
We have been busy setting up the new house and my 15 year old asked me why don’t we have any nice posed pictures of all the kids that we can hang over the mantle. There are lots of candid shots of the children…but not one of those beautiful posed portraits…you know the kind that is so beautiful some people even have an oil painting made of it. I … [Read more...] about Taking a Portrait With Kids Is Not A Snap!