Author Archive for suburbamom

Mentor

Heart

Recently, I met a mom of a baby whom she feels shows signs of Autism.  She was looking to me for support and advice, with fear and hope in her eyes. I didn’t expect to ever be in this position.  At least not so soon. When I think of support groups, I always think of…

Explosion

LittleBigGuyRiver

My little big guy has been working really hard to learn new concepts and improve his language and speech.  His expressive language was a very slow and tough journey.  That is, until one amazing day in April.  Don’t get me wrong, he still has a long way to go, but on that day he experienced…

Socializing

PirateMommy

I know I’ve been home for nine months now, but I’ve been so focused on getting the babies the therapy they need, and just surviving day to day life, that I haven’t even attempted play dates.  And with my husband working weekends, I had accepted a life without social events.  We’ve done our best to…

Choose A Child

BabyPark

Part of what was difficult about starting my two-year-old’s therapies was not being able to do things with my four-year-old.  I felt like I was choosing one child over the other.  I was so concerned about my big guy getting left in the corner, I didn’t expect what was coming next. When my baby needed…

Silos

Silos

Since I’ve been home with our three angels, a big change I’m still getting used to is my husband and I not sharing equity in household information.  In the old days, we dropped the kids off at daycare and carpooled to work.  We shared information about the house, kids, social engagements, etc. and discussed and…

Schedule

Calendar

Our schedule’s been getting rough.  A lot of the therapy we were doing in-home, we are now doing in centers.  It means a lot of driving, being away from home all day, packing lunches, sitting in traffic, using the travel potty in the car.  We are still adjusting to the new routine, but the adjustment…

Quality over Quantity

GrouchoMask

I know children’s development is usually measured quantitatively, like in numbers of words per sentence, or how high they can count, but in this mama’s world, it’s all about quality. With my first pregnancy, I was stressed about being a good mommy, and my husband always told me to focus on loving them, and the…

Who Am I?

HugMommy

With the birth of each child, I have felt a strong calling to be home with them, but finances have never allowed it, and I’ve never had the support of my husband or mentors in the desire.  The birth of my third son coincided with the beginning of my two-year-old’s therapies.  While on maternity leave,…