The Best #MomWins We Heard To Get You Through the Holiday Season
Moments that will make you feel like the good parent that you are
Illustration Mary Dunn
Published October 2018 DFWThrive
Updated October 22, 2018
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“When you finally get to sleep past 6 o’clock in the morning because the handmade weighted blanket relaxes your child enough to get a full, uninterrupted night’s sleep.”

—Corrinne, Highland Village. She has a 7-year-old son with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

“A random call to say ‘Hey,’ from your kid with autism is code for ‘I miss you, Mom,’ and that’s typical enough for me. It’s taken a long time to get a ‘Hey, Mom.’”

—Akweta, Cedar Hill. She is the mother of a 21-year-old with autism.

“When you almost forget your daughter has Tourette syndrome because her tics have been so few and far between thanks to great sleep, clean eats and lots of good movement.”

—Danielle, Frisco. She has two daughters: Adrianna, 17, and Bianca, 12, who has Tourette syndrome.

“We’ve started using a checklist to stop the craziness when trying to leave the house. When our son gets ready for his therapeutic riding session at Equest, he checks off jeans, boots and helmet. When it’s time to go, he’s ready and feels accomplished.”

—Kristina, Dallas. She has a 9-year-old son, Connor, with autism.

Got a parenting win you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you. Send it to editorial@dfwchild.com