Children’s Health & Developmental Concerns

Some “Basic” Tips for Coping with Stress (Yours and Your Child’s)

Some “Basic” Tips for Coping with Stress (Yours and Your Child’s)

By Guest Blogger Heather Adams Children flourish in a world that feels safe and predictable. And we know that the world has been less than predictable in the past year. Believe it or not, even the youngest children are deeply affected by the emotions of people around...
Activities, Resources, and Support for Families with Special Needs

Activities, Resources, and Support for Families with Special Needs

By Guest Blogger Katy Biagini with Family Support Network of Central Carolina When you are faced with a child’s disability, it is easy to feel overwhelmed, isolated, and alone. Overwhelmed as you swim through a sea of information pertaining to your child’s diagnosis,...
Dominick’s Smile: Our Cleft Lip and Palate Journey

Dominick’s Smile: Our Cleft Lip and Palate Journey

By Guest Blogger Suzanne Santomieri We were twenty minutes into our 19 week ultrasound and something felt wrong. The technician continued to switch back and forth to different views and was talking a lot. I kept thinking how many more details she was giving us than I...
A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

By Guest Blogger Gina McCarn I became a mother again when we welcomed two more children into our family through foster care. You can read about our journey here. We welcomed Antony home only a few days after he had been discharged from the hospital. Uninhibited, we...
The R Word: When You Know Better, You Do Better

The R Word: When You Know Better, You Do Better

By Guest Blogger Tracy Beatty I am the mother of a special needs child. My first born child, Evan, has Fragile X Syndrome. Fragile X is the most inherited form of intellectual disability and autism. Fragile X can cause a range of disabilities from mild learning...
Are Screen Time Limits Even a Thing Anymore?

Are Screen Time Limits Even a Thing Anymore?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray* During pre-COVID times, screen time was scarce in my family. We watched TV a couple times a week for a family movie night or for time to relax on a rare night when we didn’t have an extracurricular activity or other outing scheduled....
Supporting YOU and Our Community During This Pandemic

Supporting YOU and Our Community During This Pandemic

By TMoM Team Member Rachel Hoeing In this week’s Sunday Spotlight we focus on local resources to help you and your loved ones during what may be a very stressful time in our lives. BestHealth Podcast Lewisville Family Counseling Journey to Brave Annual Event...
Athletic Injuries – Heartbreak and Recovery

Athletic Injuries – Heartbreak and Recovery

By Guest Blogger Eric Whittington “Growing up we heard about athletes getting injured, and when it happened to us, it was heartbreaking.”    — Christina Chavez, 17-years old Brother and sister Gonzalo and Christina Chavez share more than a family connection....
Coronavirus Q & A for Phase II

Coronavirus Q & A for Phase II

By Guest Blogger Kacy A. Ramirez MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease Expert at Brenner Children’s For more information on COVID-19, please visit wakehealth.edu/Coronavirus or listen to the latest COVID-19 podcasts. Questions from parents submitted to Triad Moms on...
How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

How Can Big Bird, Elmo, and Friends Help Young Children Navigate this Difficult Time?

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LCMHC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative in the UNCG Center for Youth, Family, and Community Partnerships Last month, I got to go somewhere that I never even could have dreamed would be possible when I was a...
Getting the Financial Help You Need for Diapers

Getting the Financial Help You Need for Diapers

By Guest Blogger Aeroflow Healthcare The average family can spend $200-$300 a month on diapers or pull-ups per child or disabled adult. This astronomical cost can take away other necessities such as food or clothing. It’s no surprise nearly 1 in 3 American families...
Eating Disorders and Broaching the Subject with Your Child

Eating Disorders and Broaching the Subject with Your Child

By Guest Blogger Suzy Fielders Whether you are the struggling one, your child, or someone you love, eating disorders are scary for all of those involved. There are various types of eating disorders, each of which are serious and very disastrous for your body. It takes...
A Focus on the First Five Years: Four Key Connections to Foster Your Child’s Development

A Focus on the First Five Years: Four Key Connections to Foster Your Child’s Development

By Guest Blogger Kim Lancaster, Franchise Owner Primrose School of Brassfield and New Irving Park The brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other point, and studies show that the human brain is never more receptive than during this time...
“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

“Double the … Fun?” Dealing with a Dual Diagnosis

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton If you haven’t already, meet Malcolm. He is 11; finishing up elementary school; loves basketball, baseball and his teen-age sister (much to her long-suffering annoyance); and, as you can tell, has Down syndrome. We found out about the DS...
New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

New Name, New Look, New Energy – The Down Syndrome Association of Greater Winston Salem 

By Guest Blogger Laura Laxton As we celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 (get it? 3-21, because people with DS have three copies of the 21st chromosome), I’d like to (re)introduce you to one of Winston-Salem’s most active and vibrant organizations: The Down...