Author Archives: Thinking Moms' Revolution

To Rosie O’Donnell from an Autism Mom: WTF?

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February 9, 2016 Girl, dafuq? So you crack a joke about wanting to trade each of your troublesome teens for “triplets with autism.” Then you get all prickly when the joke bombs. At first, I think, Oh bless her heart. … Continue reading

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From the CDC Blog: Parenting Advice 2016

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February 9, 2016 We’re off to a great start in 2016. We were in lots of planning meetings in January, following which we thought we’d recap on CDC’s parenting policies new and old going into the new year: Women – … Continue reading

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Feminism Is About More Than a Glass Ceiling

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 February 8, 2016 Gloria Steinem, 81-year-old feminist icon and co-founder of Ms. Magazine, appeared on Real Time with Bill Maher to discuss her new book and, during the course of the interview, stated that younger millenial women are more enthusiastic about … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Life with PANS

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February 3, 2016 Screaming, red-faced with panic in her eyes, like a wild animal caged and in fear of losing its life if it didn’t escape. This is what my daughter looked like as she tried to jump out of … Continue reading

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Why Do You Keep Saying to Listen to Your Mommy Gut?

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February 2, 2016 When our son was born, I knew we didn’t want to vaccinate right away, circumcise, or do eye drops. And we didn’t. The pediatrician and I made an agreement that we would do vaccines one at a … Continue reading

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They’ve Found “the Autism Gene”? Don’t Be Misinformed

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February 1, 2016 It has come to our attention at TMR that there is at least one “science blogger” claiming that “we’ve actually found the one thing” that causes autism. “A University of North Carolina researcher actually found the gene that causes … Continue reading

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A Shitty Comedy of Errors

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January 27, 2016 This is a bit of a departure from the usual TMR blogs. I am going to share a personal story that still makes me laugh to this day. We could all use a little comic relief from … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Resources on the Table

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January 25, 2016 When my son first regressed, one of the pieces of information that I got from a fellow mom was to get on the waitlist for a Medicaid waiver immediately because the waitlist was astronomically long. I didn’t listen … Continue reading

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Go Green or Go Home!

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January 25, 2016 Years ago when I started delving into eating a more healthy diet, I came across the work of the Boutenko family. Victoria Boutenko has been a champion of the Green Smoothie Movement for a very long time. … Continue reading

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Hospital Overreach? Amber McCullough’s Story

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January 22, 2016 There are few experiences we fear more in our role of parent than the death of a child, the absence of a child (due to kidnapping, removal by Child Protection Service, the child running away or “wandering,” … Continue reading

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