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On Autism: Whom to Trust, and Whom to Avoid Like the Plague

Autism is a significant source of controversy. Terrible people are using this as an opportunity to scare people, take their money, and put their children in danger. There are so many tales about how autism is caused–and how to treat it–that it can be stressful for parents just trying to make the right choices for […]

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A Toddler’s Sensory Journey in Nature Starts with a Canoe

This morning we tried a new experience together. We’ve taken Theo on touristy boat trips before, but this is the first time we rented our own little canoe and paddled around alone as a family. You can read the Kids Busy Blog post and see more photos here. I wanted to share here on Kid […]

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Article Review: “The High Cost of ‘Accident Free'”

I trust my son. I realize he’s not yet aware of every danger he might face, but there are plenty of places in this world where it is safe enough to let him go free. One of those places is a playground in a public park. As Theo is only 2½, he still likes to […]

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A week of firsts.

Baby’s First Header off the Bed: Monday “Did you get dropped on your head when you were a baby?” “As a matter of fact, I did.” Poor Theo. I stupidly, carelessly, recklessly set Theo up on the twin bed in his room as I stood next to him and selected his clothes from the dresser. […]

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It Just Gets Better

If I had to be honest, I would say that when I first agreed to have a baby with my husband, I was somewhat ambivalent about the prospect. Earlier in my life, I was gung-ho about the idea of child-rearing, but as I got older I grew less interested in becoming “tied down” with a […]