Size Matters When You’re Growing Up Giant, on Mamalode.com

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  Parenting makes us protective from day one. When our kids are couch surfers and becoming teetering toddlers, we get expert at assessing risk from their perspective. Out go the pristine sharp-cornered glass-topped tables and the décor items that can be gummed, swallowed or face-planted on. We go to exhaustive and embarrassing lengths to prevent […]

He Has His Own Definition of Forever, on Mamalode.com

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  I call them the Invincibles: those teenagers who walk across parking lots and streets in defiance of the “look both ways” that you can be certain their parents repeated laboriously to them as toddlers and preschoolers. I see the Invincibles stepping off of sidewalks, with hoodies pulled up and forward like the blinders on […]

When You Say No To Support — Mamalode.com

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“Through all of this, I stopped knowing who I was. I lost myself. Parents of kids who live with chronic and critical diseases and disorders are not quite whole anymore: they are assemblages of limitless energy, capable of morphing and moulding into whatever the medical system and their child’s symptomology demands. Rare disease Moms are […]