Anxiety

The word Anxiety has been getting a larger spotlight in mainstream media lately as more people are realizing they suffer from it. This disorder can be absolutely crippling and at the very least, a big hindrance to anyone that suffers from it. According to the Mayo Clinic some of the common symptoms of anxiety are Excessive worry, insomnia, feelings of impending doom, fatigue, lack or concentration and racing thoughts. 

As a parent to a special needs child, I myself have experienced many of these symptoms. It’s often times forgotten by others, that as a special needs parents we have a lot more planning to do for our daily routines. We have to research schools harder, make sure our children know and use proper bathroom etiquette, remind them to use their words when they want or need something,etc. This is why being plugged into a network of parents that have the same special concerns as you is so important. Even if it’s just exchanging phone numbers with the parents who have children in the same classroom as your child.

The most important take away from this post should be that your are not alone. Feel free to contact Autism But Life Goes On as we are definitely supporters of our Special Needs families.

Progress

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Try not to get discouraged when the goals you’ve been working toward have not completely been accomplished. Sometimes life throws us so many curve balls that a goal we thought would take a few months to achieve has now taken years. Though that can be extremely discouraging, don’t give up!

One of the best ways to renew your momentum is to acknowledge how much closer you are to achieving the goal than you used to be. Don’t forget, baby steps are still steps. Keep going… I believe in you.

Kobe Bryant expecting Baby #4

Kobe Bryant & Family

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Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa Bryant announced on Instagram, that are expecting their 4th child, another baby girl. The couple already has three daughters — Natalia, Gianna and Bianka. The post listed below has gotten over 600,000 likes on Instagram. Congratulations Bryant family!

“kobebryantVanessa and I are beyond excited to announce that we are expecting another #mambacita to go along with Natalia, Gianna and Bianka #blessed #bryantbunch #daddysprincesses #love #2019″

Toni Braxton and Birdman Split

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Singer Toni Braxton and Rapper Bryan “Birdman” Williams appear to have called off their engagement. The pair became romantically involved in May 2016 and later made their first public appearance at the 2016 BET Awards.  Both took to Instagram this week as  Birdman posted  “It’s Over” on Tuesday  and shortly after Toni posted ” Starting a new chapter isn’t always an easy choice….but ALWAYS choose to be chosen. Cheers to a new year.”

Fans are taking to social media to voice their thoughts about the split, while the Braxton family has been very quiet about the matter. I have a feeling there might be more details to come.