Why the Stigma?

With the passing of Robin Williams this week and the pronouncement that he was battling severe depression, many people have been talking out the stigma that is often associated with depression and anxiety. It is so sad that there is still a certain “perception” regarding cognitive and mental issues that causes people to withdraw instead …

Trust Your Gut

Any parent knows that one of your biggest jobs is being your child’s advocate. You can advocate for them in medical situations, school issues and even with social disputes. One of the most important parts of advocating for your child is trusting your gut. You know your child best and usually your gut will tell …

Dr. Poop

It has been months since I have written about our potty training journey, and that is what it has been — a journey. I wish I could report that we are completely free and clear and that Will is potty trained, but sadly I can’t. However, we have made some progress. Back in November after …

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Nystagmus

Nystagmus is an involuntary swing-like movement of the eyes, causing the eyes to move rather than staying still to focus on a particular object. It usually is present in both eyes, but sometimes can only affect one. There are two main types of nystagmus, congenital/early onset and acquired. Will has congenital nystagmus. In congenital/early onset, …