Author Archive for suburbamom

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Quirky

As a kid, I was amazed when a baby was born, and grew into a child and adult, with what seemed to be no problem at all.  I couldn’t wrap my head around how perfectly the body developed in the womb. When I had my first child, I was still in awe.  How did his…

Baby-Carrying

BigGuyBaby

I’ve heard a few stories about young children picking up their baby siblings without their mother’s permission, and the mothers trying to retrieve the baby without the older child getting worked up and dropping the baby.  I honestly figured if that happened to us, it would be the least of our troubles. I’ve been expecting…

The Start

drowninginpaperBW

I’ve lived a sheltered, “typical” life.  I didn’t know or interact with anyone with disabilities or any special needs, nor was I raised with exceptionally positive attitudes toward those who had them.  When I found out my almost-two-year-old had Autism, I was devastated.  Though I knew my son was still the same person he was…

Unstoppable

AmyOldestBaby

I’m a Type A, over-achieving first-born who has always found life to be more fulfilling when I push myself to my limits, and make the impossible happen.  I was a shy nerd in high school, who tried out for student government and found myself in front of the entire school, dancing and lip-synching to a…