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Cruel Summer

It’s that time of year again. Summertime means kids of all ages play baseball, swim and spend days running around…

Katie Anderson

More than a decade ago, Pinterest and Instagram didn’t exist and the blogosphere was just gaining steam. Katie Anderson, 33,…

On Call

Imagine this: Your child’s speech therapy session starts in 30 minutes. But instead of running around, loading the car and…

Fun For All

Traci Goldenbaum, 38, sometimes feels like she’s just not measuring up. She often feels like she doesn’t provide enough opportunities…

Silent Sufferers

In the short term, having a parent who is addicted to drugs or alcohol can make a child lose his sense of self. He may be embarrassed to bring friends home. Long term, children with parents who suffer from addiction have an increased incidence of academic problems, mental illness, criminal behavior and early use — and abuse — of the same substances that bind and restrict their parents.

Diagnosing Autism in Infants

A new study is the first to show that it may be possible to predict which high-risk infants (those who have an older sibling with autism) would be diagnosed with autism at 24 months.

Take a Seat

So here I sit watching the rainbow of scrub-wearing personnel enter and exit, fill orders, check vitals then repeat.

The Sibling Superhero

Our daughter Kiersten is 9, and along with the standard drama, trials and tribulations that accompany a pre-tween, our little lady faces the added daily stress of living with and worrying about siblings with serious issues.

Will This Be the Time?

Death is a difficult subject to talk about and near impossible when it comes to your children, but my wife and I have had to have that conversation.

Words of Appreciation

Each week, four therapists, eight nurses and six attendants cross the threshold of our home to love and care for our children, and we are so blessed to have them.