When kids are young, it’s easy to tell when they are too old for a toy. They stop playing with it and move on to something else or their bodies quite literally will no longer fit. But what about...
This fall while at a larger group event for adults and children, my six-year-old was hanging onto my arm. The other kids, whom she all knew, were running and laughing together and having fun with their friends. I tried to shake...
Diapers out, big boy undies in! Potty training bootcamp started a month ago when I originally posted about how my three and half-year-old son refused to sit on the toilet. When he accounced in Starbucks that he was pooping while bracing...
If I had a dollar for every time a parent of young kids asked me what it's like to parent teenagers, I'd be rich. The questions range from mildly curious to positively terrified. "Are they always moody?" "Do they stop wanting...
Well, my baby girl is finally out of diapers! I dare speak too soon as we went through potty training once before, but this time, I think it is going to stick because I waited for HER to be...
I know I’m not the only one. At a volunteer event a couple weeks ago, three of the four moms confided that their child has a learning disability or developmental difference. I was one of the three. I don’t have...
When I found out my oldest child was going to be a girl, I had visions of ballet class and glitter dancing in my head. I am a very "girlie" girl, and I couldn't wait to share these things...
There are many educational issues that impact Jacksonville moms. Potentially, one of these issues is in having a gifted or twice exceptional child. Giftedness is typically tested through an IQ test, but there are other kinds of giftedness, too,...
We live in the age of technology and social media — it's simply time to accept it. And while both streams of communication aid in connection to other humans, we all know the opposite can be true for these streams...
Last month I blogged about giftedness and twice exceptionality and how to decide if you should have your child tested. This month, I’m blogging about the intensity of gifted and twice exceptional children. Emotional intensities are not exclusive to...
In a world where gender neutral has become such a battle, it baffles me that I had to comfort my son one day because he was made fun of at school for watching a show that, I suppose, is...
Liam is three years and three months old. He STILL wears diapers. REFUSES to sit on the toilet. I've taken the mindset that I would be patient and when he was ready I would roll with it. I have...

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