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Mothering With Mental Illness Blog

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 26, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

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When And How To Get A Second Opinion

Posted by Emily Jensen on January 28, 2015 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you ever gone to a doctor for yourself or your child, and were not satisfied with how the visit went?  Have you considered going to a different doctor to see if their opinion was different than that of the first doctor?  Some people may not realize that they have every right to do this until they get a satisfactory answer to their symptoms.  Some people may go to a doctor and not question their diagnosis and go for many years and find out the hard way that the doctor that ...

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Special Needs Children by Birth/Adoption

Posted by Ask Emily on March 26, 2014 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (13)

This topic was inspired by Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, AKA The Little Couple.  I get my writing/blogging inspiration from a number of resources.  This one just happens to come from the television show, The Little Couple.  For those of you who may or may not follow the show, Bill and Jen both have Dwarfism.  Some couples have children by birth while other couples have children through adoption.  Bill and Jen, have recently in the last few years opened their hearts and l...

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Parenting Techniques For Families With Special Needs

Posted by Ask Emily on March 9, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

It is not our job to tell you how to raise your children.  We can however provide tips and resources that might make your journey a little less stressful and maybe even help the lonliness feelings to go away.  You are not alone, and that is the whole point.  Your story may not be exactly like the next person, but they might be able to relate in one way or another.  This blog is to serve as a resource to help you to see that you are not alone and that other families might b...

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Nosy Neighbors, Nosy Strangers, and Child Protective Services

Posted by Ask Emily on March 9, 2014 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (37)

Whether you are out in public, or maybe even in the privacy or what you thought was your own home, you might be able to relate to this topic.  Some people just don't know when to keep their opinions to themselves and mind their own business.  Their heart and intentions may seem in the right place to them at the time, but they may not understand the full scope of what exactly might be going on behind closed doors.  The ways of and rules of reporting suspected abuse and neglect, ...

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