Publications

Articles

November/December 2017 – Happy Holidays:How to Make a Video Holiday Card

September/October 2017 – Dinner’s On: How to Cook Once and Feed All Eaters

July/August 2017 – Back Talk: 5 Ways to Help Your Child Practice Communication Skills at Home 

May/June 2017 – Picnic in the Garden: Sensory Play and Sensory Foods for the Outdoors

March/April 2017 – How to Sneak in Physical Therapy on Vacation

January/February 2017 – 7 Speech Activities for Valentine’s Day Using Conversation Hearts

10 Board Games for a Great Special Needs Game Night

Safe and Easy Bathing with Lathermitts, Because Bath Time is Supposed to Be Fun

10 Special Places That Offer Special Days for Special Needs

7 Perks to Traveling With Your Special Needs Child

The Reality of 3 Under 3 (Yes, I Have My Hands Full)

Bittersweet: The Moment our House became “Handicap Accessible”

Yeah, We Eat at McDonald’s

My Hope for My Special Needs Son Who Is Headed to Kindergarten This Fall

A Message for the Motherless on Mother’s Day

I’m Using Stem Cells in Hopes of Helping My Child. Please Don’t Picket Me.

I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With Facebook’s TimeHop

You Don’t Have to Love Babies to Be a Good Mother

The Happiness Paradox: Learning to Appreciate What We’ve Got Right Now

 

4 Tips to Help You Master the Power Nap (and Maybe Skip the Afternoon Coffee)

The No-Stress Holiday Tradition That Saved Our Christmas

What If You Just Stopped Trying to Find Your True Self?

Me, My Son’s Wheelchair, and Frankenboot

7 Books for Celebrating All the Winter Holidays

Baking My Way into My Son’s World

We Howl Like Wolves in Public, but It’s for a Good Cause

If Emojis are the Modern World’s Hieroglyphics, What Message are We Sending?

Easing My Son off His Seizure Meds

4 Ways to Make Your Kids a Conscientious Citizen

Alexa, What Does It Take to be Human?

What Story Does Your Closet Tell?

Raise Your Hand if You Don’t Like Scary Movies

How to Find the Sweet Spot in Discipline: Parenting Advice from a High School Teacher

No, Your Kids Aren’s Sociopaths, It’s Just Hanlon’s Razor

The Hallelujah Moments

Why a Simple Walk is the Brain and Body Boost You Need

Three Brilliant Analogies to Guide Your Complex Modern Marriage

How Occam’s Razor Revolutionized My Parenting

A List of Hopefuls for the Film, “Wonder” From a Special Needs Mom

I Stopped Running Away From Home When I Had Kids

5 Ways to Get Outside in Autumn and Why Science Says You Should

15 Kid’s Books That Celebrate Immigration

3 Tenets to Prepare Your Kids for the Future When You Have No Idea What’s Coming

6 Ways to Play Nice With Your Kid’s Teacher

8 Ways to Prep for Fall for Kids With Special Needs

To Gain Perspective, Adapt These 5 Work-Related Tips to Your Parenting

4 Ways to Keep Bad Dreams From Ruining Your Kid’s Day

5 Ways to Help Your Kids Get Over the Back-to-School Jet Lag

If You Love Your OB/GYN, Book Your Next 20 Years of Appointments Now

5 Practices for Raising a Metacognitive Kid

I Met My Best Friend in My Thirties

I Don’t Want to Be the Mom That Looks Like She’s Got Somewhere Else to Be

Hang in There Worriers, You Might Just Be on to Something

Can We Retire the Wine-Mom Phenomenon?

How I’m Going to Help My Kids Get Through the Armpit of Life That is Adolescence

I Don’t Care if the Future is Computers, My Kids Are Going to Work

5 Books to Teach Curious Kids about Coding

Why Raising Kids Diminishes Our Sense of Disgust, Scientifically Speaking

Kiddie Pool Digest #8: Kid Concert

Kiddie Pool Digest #7: Space Race

Kiddie Pool Digest #6: Kid Circus

Kiddie Pool Digest #5: Kids in the Kitchen

Kiddie Pool Digest #4: Camping for Geeks

Kiddie Pool Digest #3: Celebrating the Summer Solstice

Kiddie Pool Digest #2: Into the Deep End

Kiddie Pool Digest #1: Have a BEE-autiful World Environment Day

When Your Kid with Special Needs Does Something a Thousand Times Better Than You

The Right Way to Apologize to Your Kids

How to Protect Your Empathetic Kid from All the Feels

5 Non-Creepy, Non-Biting Summer Bugs to Love

The Kid That Keeps Me Young

On Armadillos, Icebergs, and Other Futures I Can’t Predict for My Kids

Chasing Our Own Kind of Independence on the Fourth of July

A 12-Step Insanity Prevention Plan for Summer

Protect Your Own, and Eat Your Heart Out, My Girl

Science Says Toddlers Are Smarter Than Apes, Barely

10 Women from the 80s Who Rival Wonder Woman

The Truly Accommodating Splash Park Every Special Needs Parent Should Know About

The More the Merrier: Why I’m Supersizing My Family Like the Super Rich

7 Ways You’re Getting Sunscreen All Wrong

The Botox Boost: It’s Not Just for the Aging Anymore

The Handy Dad He Didn’t Know He’d Need to Become

How to Talk With Your Spouse About Tragedy Before You Talk to the Kids

Keep Talking to Yourself, It Means You’re Smarter

What a FitBit Would Track If Moms Designed It

7 Books to Keep Kids Honest

How the Breezy Days of Summer Have Changed

5 Tips for Getting Your Kids to Bed in the Heyday of Summer

How to Be an American: Smile

Is It Discrimination? The Reality of “Choice Scholarship” for Kids With Special Needs

What the Very Old and the Very Young Do For Us in the Middle

4 Things That Matter on Family Vacation, and 4 Things That Don’t

On Quilting Circles and Cross-Stitch: What Our Hands Remember

When Grand Gestures Give Way to the Everyday

You’re Still Somebody’s Kid: 5 Ways Parents Can Celebrate Their Moms on Mother’s Day

When a Pet Dies, How Can You Help Your Kids Say Goodbye?

6 Reasons Self-Driving Cars are Perfect for Parents

8 Middle Grade Mystery Series for Your Kid Detective

May the Fourth Be With You: 7 Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day

5 Signs We’re Tired of Talking Politics

Carl Jung on Parenting: There Are No Coincidences

No One Bosses Mommy Around

How to Use Your Philosophy on Life to Pick Swim Lessons

10 Books About Libraries to Regale Your Bookworm

NICU PTSD is a Real Thing You Should Know About

5 Tips to Teach Kids the Subtle Art of Graciousness

How to Adapt Egg Hunts for a Child With Special Needs

Shift Your Semantics, Shift Your Mindset

How to Survive Parenting With Your Polar Opposite

10 Best Road-Tripping Car Games You’ve Never Played

Ask These 5 Questions to Determine Kindergarten Readiness

7 Ways to Dive Into Those April Showers

This is the Song That Never Ends: Kids Aren’t the Only Ones Hitting Repeat

8 Kid’s Albums That Will Help Every Parent Get Their Groove Back

The Grandparent Effect: How to Encourage Your Kids to Hang Out With Their Elders

Momaholics Take Note: Time to Embrace That Non-Mom Side

10 Random Spring Holidays You Need to Celebrate

The 10 Worst Parents in Literature

How to Be a Kid With Your Kid (and Not Have To Steal Their Coloring Books)

5 Superpowers Teachers and Parents Share

 

I’m Grateful for My Infertility

I’m THAT Mom at the Consignment Sale

The Night My Mom Didn’t Come for Me

I Love Teenagers, Unless They’re at the Park

I’m Kicking My Husband Out on Father’s Day

25 Reasons I’m a Better Mother in the Summer

Thank You To My Doctor Who Only Saw My Child As Perfect

13 Questions My Kids Ask Me That I Want to Ask Right Back

Mom, Stop Feeling Guilt for Doing Your Work!

10 Graduation Gifts That Will Get You a Real Thank You

31 Items for your NOT-to-Do List

More Power To You Pink

This is the Sensory-Friendly the Sensory Friendly Easter Bunny Your Kids Will Love

The World Needs Mr. Rogers

On Saying Sorry to Your Kids But Not Your Husband

To Name a Thing is to Own It: My Son Has Cerebral Palsy

On Being an Alien in the Land of Mothers

A Loss is a Loss, No Matter the Stage

I Was Rude in the Hospital – Did It Hurt My Child’s Care?

Teacher Responds to Viral “Parents are the Problem” Letter

Three Embryos Remain Frozen in Time: Why I Will Never Have a Last Child

When the Parent is the Bully

Here’s Why We All Love “This is Us”

To the Man Who Calls My IVF Children Illegitimate

5 Ways to Date Your Spouse Without Leaving the House

 

To the Mom of Kids Too Young to Go “Back to School”, I Feel You

Never Say “Use Your Words” Again With This Genius Communication Trick

“Medical Clowning” is a Thing and It Could Totally Get You Pregnant

Yes, You Still Have to Care About Zika This Summer

 

Remembering that Your Husband is Sexy as Swayze

6 Science-Backed Reasons to Expose Your Kids to Diversity

Top Five Children’s Books That Celebrate Differences

 

“Gather Round”: Real Family Portraits: A Collection of Short Stories 

“The Advocate”: Power in Motherhood: A Collection of Short Stories

5 Parenting Rules I’m Willing to Break

Ugly Cake Tears

A Review of Lilli de Jong by Janet Benton

A Review of Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu by Yi Shun Lai

On Raising a Writer

A Review of Beartown by Fredrik Backman

A Review of Spells for Victory and Courage by Dana Fitz Gale

A Letter to My Son on His 5th Birthday

A Mother’s Mission Statement

Why You’ll Never Beat Me at Twenty Questions

When the Special Needs Siblings Don’t Play Nice

Funding and Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

 

Contributions

Pregnantish: Profile – Jamie Sumner from The Mom Gene Blog

Literary Mama: Now Reading: November

Literary Mama: Now Reading: October

Fit Pregnancy: TTC? 14 Ways to Show Yourself Some Love This Mother’s Day

 

Television

FOX 17 News: Parents Say Tennessee Insemination Bill Isn’t Necessary

Syndicated

For Every Mom: The Hallelujah Moments

For Every Mom: Can We Please Retire the “Wine Mom” Phenomenon?

Mention in Cool Mom Picks: Can We Retire the Wine-Mom Phenomenon?

Sammiches & Psych Meds: On Armadillos and Icebergs and Other Futures I Can’t Predict for My Kids

BLUNTmoms: I Met My Best Friend on the Worst Day of My Life

Sammiches & Psych Meds: What a FitBit Would Track if Moms Designed It

Sammiches & Psych Meds: Tricks of the (Special Needs) Trade

BLUNTmoms: 10 Women from the 80’s Who Rival Wonder Woman

BLUNTmoms: The Botox Boost: It’s Not Just for Aging Anymore

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