Author: General

Triangle in Danger

“We’re a triangle family!” my son proclaimed proudly to his therapist. “A what?” “A triangle—me, mom and dad.” “Oh, I see.” “What shape is your family, Dr. Peg?” “I guess you could say we’re a line. It’s just me and my mom.” My husband—tall, strong and stubborn, yet chill—had just been diagnosed with cancer. We

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A (Second Half of a) Day In the Life of A Working Mother: Molly

You’ve already heard the first half of last week’s Thursday. My mom comes to help me once a week (sometimes more lately) and this is one of those days. When she’s not here I am taking care of the baby myself while occasionally fitting in work during naps and feedings. My parents were able to

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A (First Half of a) Day in the Life of a Working Mother: Molly

1:00 AM – Wake up to baby’s crying. She is back asleep by the time I get to the crib. Surely she’ll get back up. I lie down while I wait for her to get up for her typical night feeding but… 5:30 AM – Wake up to baby’s sounds. Can’t believe she slept through

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Play Date Pursuit: 5 Missteps to Avoid

When you’re a mama to an only, particularly one with a diagnosis for which social deficits go hand-in-hand, it’s easy to become a bit obsessed with scheduling time for him to hang with friends. Martin Luther King Jr. Day–that one January school holiday and a day when my office is closed–has been a great day

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