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An Open Letter to Our Teachers

This year looks different, feels different, and is so very different. As a parent, I stand with our teachers, ready to work together for a year that will make history.

Alethea Mshar
Sensory Processing Disorder

Navigating School Re-openings with a Sensory Processing Disorder

We fully support our school’s effort to keep the building safe...However, each of these is its own obstacle for Charlie’s sensory processing disorder...

Jamie Sumner
Kids back-to-school

Why Our Kids May Actually Be Okay This Back-to-School Season

The good news about back-to-school this year is that our kids are resilient and will adjust. Sometimes, it’s harder for us to accept all these changes, as their parents.

Dr. Liz Matheis

We Need to See More Differently-abled Women in the Media

Until we start to see more differently-abled women in the media, we aren’t producing an accurate image of society.

Jamie Sumner
Tube Feeding

Tube Feeding Finally Made Food Fun

Tube Feeding gave me the space to mother him in all the ways I had longed for in those early months. Most importantly, it made us both grateful for the way food can provide both physical and emotional comfort in a time of need.

Jamie Sumner

The Invisible Workload of the Medical Mama

This invisible workload of motherhood is real, and the invisible workload of medical motherhood is multiplied. If only I could hire an assistant.

Alethea Mshar
working parent

What I’ve Learned as a Working Parent During COVID-19

Being a working parent during these odd times has taught me a lot. Read on to find out 3 things I have learned this year.

Dr. Liz Matheis
messy house

I’ve Given Up on Having “Nice Things” and I’m Okay With It

I’ve come to terms with our messy, lumpy, sticky house...it is, I’ve realized, also the place that has kept my children safe.

Jamie Sumner
ADHD at school

Managing ADHD at School

Our children with ADHD are wonderful & intelligent people who need our help with creating a learning environment that allows them to use their strengths...

Dr. Liz Matheis
Handicap-Accessible Vehicle

4 Tips for Choosing the Right Handicap Accessible Vehicle

The handicap-accessible vehicle is an investment – of time, energy and money. But if you do it right, it also becomes an investment in your child’s future and freedom.

Jamie Sumner