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Chrissy Kelly
Chrissy is a mom and wife, a writer, a picture taker, and a world changer. She is brave, honest, real and never gives up. She is changing the world, two eyes at a time by writing about her two adorable boys on the autism spectrum. She wants to remind you that life can be amazing despite circumstances that aren't ideal. She writes at

Entries by Chrissy Kelly

Turning Imperfections into Beauty

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 10:22 PM

Some parts of parenting two children with autism are exactly the same as parenting typically developing children.


I love them like my life depends on it. I make sure they are fed and bathed and learning and loved and challenged. I try to...

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How Do You Know He Loves You?

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2015 | 5:19 PM

How do you know he loves you? Does he say those three little words?


He doesn't use his words, but he tells me he loves me, a hundred times a day, in a hundred different ways. He tells me with his eyes, when...

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When I Realized 'Delay' May Actually Mean 'Never' For Us

(13) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 5:18 PM

I can't remember the instant I first heard the phrase developmental delays.

But I can remember the feeling. Relief. Compared to all the wicked things that appeared during my anxiety-driven, late-night Google binges, this was one I could accept with grace. Developmental delay I could tackle. And full throttle was...

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I'm the Mom I Judged in the Store

(21) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 12:28 PM

I am that mom.

The mom I judged before I was even a mom at all. The mom who made me think Why are you out in public, sister? You need to take that crazy mess of a child home and feed him or put him down for a nap...

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5 Steps That Won't Help YOUR Marriage

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 5:52 PM

This essay on marriage can't help YOUR marriage. No article or book or well meaning advice from a friend can. But the good news is YOU can. Like most important things in my life I have learned this the hard way. Every article on relationships I perused didn't cut it...

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10 Tips for Husbands to Help Them Understand Their Wives

(1) Comments | Posted May 28, 2014 | 4:44 PM

Love and marriage are foreign languages for many of us. For me, marriage is harder than my hardest day of parenting. I speak French, and although my husband says he understands me, he can't speak it back. We are often both left feeling very misunderstood. Sometimes it feels lonely, but...

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Waiting for a Diagnosis

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 4:33 PM

Do you know the feeling when your child calls your name so many times in a row that you want to rip out your (most likely unwashed) hair?

Mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, MOM, MOM, MOM, MOM, MOM???

I don't. But I sure wish I...

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5 Truths About Parenting

(3) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Sometimes the greatest gift we can give one another is the reminder that we are not alone in our struggles. So far, so many lessons I've learned from parenting are clichés -- "The days are long and the years are short," and other aha! that's why they said that sentiments....

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No More New Years' Resolutions

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 12:58 PM

So many New Year's Resolutions are under the assumption that we are broken. We are doing life all wrong. So much of life already promotes those loathsome feelings, along with magnifying our imperfections, insecurities and inabilities. It's exhausting. Life is hard enough. I find plenty about myself imperfect, I'm not...

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Will You Help Me Change The World For Our Children?

(47) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 2:02 PM

I remember only bits and pieces of grade school. I have a vague memory of riding the school bus with a boy who was very overweight. I don't remember his name. On the ride home when we got to his stop, he would stand up to exit the bus and...

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