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The Reality of Child Abuse | Houston Moms Blog

The Reality of Child Abuse

In a perfect world, all children will grow up in a beautiful home with white picket fences and two loving parents giving them all of the love and attention they deserve. They will be wanted, cared for, and well fed. There will be no drugs, violence, neglect, and sexual abuse. Sadly, this is not the […]

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To the Mom of a Child with Autism... | Houston Moms Blog

To the Mom of a Child with Autism…

Dear Mom of a Child with Autism, Hey there, friend. It’s April. I know … I’m the month you’ve been dreading. For the next thirty days,  you’ll grit your teeth and power through. This is the month where blue lights illuminate buildings and Facebook profiles. Trees lining residential streets will be adorned with blue ribbons. […]

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Moms Inherently Advocate for their Children

Moms Inherently Advocate for their Children

Coming up, on February 25th, is International Cochlear Implant Awareness Day! Whew!  That was a mouth full.  You’d never believe that just 3 years ago, I didn’t even know what a cochlear implant was and certainly had no idea how such a tiny little device would affect my entire life.  But in true mom fashion, […]

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CHD Awareness 3

One of the {Lucky} 1 in 100

My daughter Josephine is one of the 1 in 100 babies born with a congenital heart defect {CHD}. She is also one of the 1 in 4 of CHD babies that require life-saving surgery within the first year of life. Unlike the majority of babies with a CHD, her heart defect was not diagnosed at or before […]

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Feeding Tube Awareness :: My Kid Doesn't Eat | Houston Moms Blog

My Kid Doesn’t Eat

My six-year-old doesn’t eat vegetables. He doesn’t eat chicken. He doesn’t even eat pizza. In fact, he doesn’t eat at all. My son G is exclusively tube fed. Due to his medical condition, he is not able to chew or swallow food, and his stomach wouldn’t tolerate food even if he could. This is G’s “tubie” […]

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