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Teaching My Children to Risk and Fail

Here’s the dilemma. I don’t want my children to see playing it safe is the prescription for life. But my fears as a mom often pop up as a deterrent to allowing, even encouraging, them to take risks. read more

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Redefining the F-word

You might be wondering where our wonderful Hello, Darling house blogger, Emily Wieranga, has been recently. We are so excited to introduce our beloved Emily’s new baby, Aria Hope. read more

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Create a Joint World of Fun

Parents of children with autism are well aware of the more difficult aspects of autism. One of the most heart-wrenching aspects of autism may be the struggle to establish mutually rewarding interactions between the child and parents. Board games have special benefits for children with autism. read more

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Learning from Failure

But the most tragic mommy war is the one we have internally. When we spend too much time focusing on the fact we are failing, we are at war with ourselves. read more

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Fear of Being Nobody

I love my mom. I do. But the weird thing is. I don’t really know who it is that I love. What are her dreams? Her wishes? Her nightmares? Her beliefs? What is her favorite food? What does she want to pursue? What is her brave? Who is she? read more