My Special Needs Daughter is Not Invisible: Please Treat her Like a Person

“Hi Mrs. Radigan. Is Lizzy toilet trained? Do you need a cup for her to leave a sample for her physical this morning?” My expression reflexively said, “Of course she’s toilet trained, she’s fifteen and not only is this the same practice that’s been taking care of her since she was born, you personally have known her this whole time.” But I remained silent despite my anger, smiled, and said, “Yes, she has been since she was three. Thankfully.” “Oh, of course she is. Sorry. You are really a saint….

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#RealityMom Fourth of July Hacks

Independence Day is the quintessential American holiday. It’s the first “real” summer holiday after school ends. It’s a time to get out your barbecue and favorite summer drinks, spend some time on the deck with friends and family and top it off with lighting things on fire. How could it get any better? We asked #RealityMoms about their Fourth of July hacks: The Best Fourth of July Hacks For sparklers, we use a paper cup and stick the sparkler through a tiny hole we make in the bottom. The kids…

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5 Things I Learned Supporting My Best Friend Through Divorce

My best friend of a decade is going through a divorce. She has three young children and ending the marriage was not her choice. She is a woman who is strong, brave, and who puts the well-being of her children first. I am constantly amazed by her. I want to punch her ex in the face, but she can be friendly with him, involves him in the important events, and even has family meals with him. It’s impressive. However, as I look at her, being strong and mature, I also…

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Happy Father’s Day from #RealityMoms

It’s Father’s Day again. Sandy O’Brien from Creative Juice Group got crafty with a special Father’s Day video! Share it with all your favorite #RealityDads! Creative Juice Group was born in 2008 with a merger and rebranding of Flash Art (created in 1980) and Sandy O Studio (in 1986). The mission of this company is to provide interactive decor and stuff you just can’t find anywhere else for special events in the Philadelphia area. You can find more information on the Creative Juice Group website and follow SoCreativeJuice on Twitter. And…

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Procrastination is NOT a #RealityMomFail Moment

It’s kind of ironic that I am writing an article on procrastination and am waiting until the very last-minute to write this.  But, I don’t think procrastination is always a bad thing. There are many times that my best work is done when I’m running late or I’m down to the wire. Procrastination is defined as the practice of doing more pleasurable things in place of less pleasurable ones or carrying out less urgent tasks instead of more urgent ones, thus putting off impending tasks to a later time. Today’s…

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