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The Life Unexpected – The One You Were Meant To Have

As little girls we played house and created a world with the perfect home, husband and child. Pretending to be a mom was a world with aprons, easy bake ovens, high heel shoes and pretty red lipstick. We knew this

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The Catch 22 of Teen Mental Illness

Parents of children with mental illness have it hard, really hard. Diagnosing, treating and managing a mental illness in a youg child is one of the most difficult responsibilities a parent can encounter.  Parents and families are thrown into a

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A Promise Kept – Marianne Russo

A Promise Kept Some promises are like pinky swears, little whims of a deed or intention to be kept.  They started when we were children on the playground, in the school yard at pajama parties and created light hearted bonds

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The Diagnosis – Digging Out Of The Trenches Marianne Russo

Receiving a diagnosis is often times both a devastation and a relief for parents.  The devastation comes in the form of a reality no parent wants to experience.  That kick in the stomach and feeling of panic that can shake you to

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Of Groundhogs, Snowstorms and Planning for the Future

So as I sit here at my desk and stare out the window looking at the sixth major snow storm that we have had since Christmas, I have to say that that darn groundhog better not see his damn shadow

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