Author Archive | Eleanor Howard

Mom with Children

Caring for Tricycles to Wheelchairs :: Moms Caught in the Middle

I watched my friend’s profile as she spoke. The subtle way she bowed her head. Her nearly translucent eyelashes blinking away the afternoon sunlight. Her hands silently wrapping and unwrapping a Kleenex. Comforting and caring for a friend was the easiest thing in the world for Lena. I was moved by her voice, the words […]

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Parent Gender Roles Aren’t What They Used To Be…and I’m Glad!

Parenting roles aren’t gender specific anymore. Nowadays, it seems that the majority of parents believe that “teamwork makes the dream work.” Responsibilities that once were handled by one parent or the other, now have a blended, all-hands-on-deck approach.  In our home, we are a community of doers. If a chore needs doing, we just do […]

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Quiet Children in a Noisy World – Surviving Sound Stimulation

The sheer terror on their faces on what was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime crushed me. It’s the moment my husband and I realized our children had noise sensitivity that was more than the norm. They withdraw when they’re in a noisy, confined space with thumping music and exuberant children. 

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