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Colleen

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My name is Colleen. I have been married to my husband George for 17 years. We have a daughter age 11 and our son is 7. My hobbies include cooking, organizing and working out. I am huge Baltimore Ravens fan and put Old Bay seasoning on everything. We are a proud Autism family. My dream is to become a Special Needs Advocate. We love living near the Mall of Georgia. Our family enjoys gaming, going to the movies and hiking in the North Georgia Mountains.

I’m Letting My Kids Fail

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My daughter is turning 8 this month. She’s already asking for high heels, a phone and a trip to the beach. It’s been an interesting time in our household. We are juggling school, activities,...

Halloween Special Needs Tips and Tricks

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My son is 4 and my daughter is 8.  My son has autism and is mostly nonverbal. I like taking them to trick or treat. However, it can be tricky with being a Special...
Getting Back on Track with Weight Loss

Getting Back on Track with Weight Loss

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In January  I committed to a weight loss goal. I started the year at 218 lbs. My goal was to be at 200 lbs by the end of April and 180 lbs by December.  I...

Tips for Your First Child Going to School

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When Zoe was 5, I signed her up for Kindergarten in the Buford City School district. I was a ball of nerves. She was my first child to go to school. I wasn’t sure...
Accepting My Son's Autism Diagnosis

Accepting My Son’s Autism Diagnosis

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A year ago, in August, my youngest son Jaxon was diagnosed with nonverbal autism. For my husband and me, this was not news. It was confirmation of what we already knew. Although we knew...
Moms Please Stop Body Shaming Ourselves

Moms, Let’s Stop Body Shaming Ourselves

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I was at a local splash pad here in Gwinnett County. There were a group of moms to the side. A kid came up to their mom and wanted her to play in the...
A Thank You to My Husband for Father’s Day

A Thank You to My Husband for Father’s Day

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A little background first. My husband and I have been married 13 years. We have two children 7 and 3. Our 3-year-old son has autism and is nonverbal. Marriage hasn’t been easy for us...
Avoiding the Mother's Day Card Aisle

Avoiding The Mother’s Day Card Aisle

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My parents separated when I was 6 or 7. After that, my dad moved my siblings and me from Baltimore, MD to Atlanta. My mother remained in Baltimore. So my father was a single...
Spring Cleaning and Organization Tips

Spring Cleaning and Organization Tips

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Spring is here!!! The pollen is coating our cars. Flowers are in full bloom. The weather is the perfect blend of warmth and cool. But my favorite part of the season is Spring Cleaning...
Easter Made Simple, Easy and Fun

Easter Made Simple, Easy and Fun

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Holidays can be stressful and challenging. Easter is no exception. There is grocery shopping to be done, house to be cleaned, new clothes shopping and the typical Easter Day preparations. Those preparations include dying...