Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Sharnique Green is a stay-at-home mom of three and proud resident of Jacksonville. Mothering a son with autism, a gifted daughter, and a strong-willed toddler who is lovingly called the boss baby, things can get crazy. Through this beautiful chaos called motherhood, Sharnique’s personal mom blog, That Dope Mom Blog, was created. She enjoys photography, writing, good food, and exploring the beautiful city of Jacksonville. You can catch captures of all her family’s fun adventures over on Instagram @thatdopemom.

Bringing Generations Together: Strengthening the Bond with Grandparents

Growing up I had only one grandparent, and that was my paternal grandmother. The matriarch of the family, my grandmother was someone special. In my eyes, she was this magical being of a person....

Amplifying Autistic Voices: Meet My Son, King

As we continue to acknowledge, uplift, and encourage autistic people, I would like to take a moment to remind you to listen to autistic people — not just parents of autistic children. Hear their...

How We Taught Our Neurotypical Children About Autism

Hi, my name is Sharnique, and I am a mother to a son who is autistic. I'm also a mother to two daughters who aren't. From day one, my son has been taught how...
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How to Teach Children About Gratitude In Only 3 Minutes

As parents, we all know the importance of teaching our kids to say thank you. If motherhood had a manual, it would be written right there: Make sure your kid has manners. But gratitude...
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Doughnut Grow Up! Celebrate Childhood with a Doughnut Picnic

One thing I’ve learned over the years is that even the simplest things can turn into something magical and special with just a little effort. This year, take the yummy task of enjoying a...

It’s Not Just Asthma: Coming to Terms with My Daughter’s Diagnosis

Is it just me, or does it feel as if the commonality of asthma outweighs the severity these days? I hear it all the time — "Oh, it’s just asthma." Just asthma, as if...

When Parenting Goes Left: Tips For Raising a Left-Handed Child

If you are a right-handed mama raising a left-handed child, this is the post you never knew you needed — until you needed it. There are countless things no one warned me about during...

No More ‘I Hate School’: Is Switching Schools the Answer?

As mothers, we are automatically the decision makers. I’ll admit, the realization that I was going to be responsible for making some of the most important decisions for another person was a little overwhelming. Everyone...