Not Every Birth Story is Funny, And Every Mother Counts

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There are few things funnier than a really well told pregnancy, labor, and delivery story. The hemorrhoids. The weird food cravings. The waddling and water breaking and swearing that you will do anything for anyone if they will JUST GET THIS THING OUT OF YOU ALREADY. It’s really easy to turn the miracle of life [...]

We Support Disaster Relief (Not Just Cause It)

We do a lot of joking and laughing, in public and behind the scenes. We show off our mature senses of humor, like giggling kids at fart jokes. But we also support each other in times of need. Then we all watch as disaster strikes much too close. This week my children slept when devastation [...]

Is Your Child Autistic? Signs and Resources

As April draws to a close (bring on the May flowers already!), we want to have one more conversation about autism and Autism Awareness Month. And this is a tough one. Let’s talk about potential signs that your child might have some form of autism. As a parent, we like to get familiar with “symptom [...]

Accepting My Imperfections In Mothering a Child With Autism

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All during April, Aiming Low Does Good is participating in Autism Awareness Month. One of the things we’ve learned already this month is that there is no singular definition of or typical experience with autism. Each journey is different. Today we want to share with you one mother’s journey. Katrina Carefoot writes for the award [...]

What is Autism?

April is National Autism Awareness month. At Aiming Low, we’d like to do our part by sharing a little information with you about what, exactly, autism is. According to Autism Speaks: Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders known as Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). The other pervasive [...]

April: Autism Speaks and You Win a Playbook Tablet from Blackberry

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It’s estimated an average of 1 in 110 children in the United States have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Approximately 36,500 of the children born each year will eventually be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. People with autism typically have medical expenses that cost about $5,000 more per year than the annual medical expenses of [...]

What Do You Have To Say About Mental Health?

Aiming Low Does Good has been talking about mental illness during March. Our goal was: To fight social stigma by showing that people with mental illness are not alone To show that you can have a mental illness and still live a happy, functional life Thanks to our guest contributors, we were able to give [...]

March Mental Illness Spotlight: Schizophrenia

Aiming Low Does Good is talking about mental illness in March. Mental illnesses affect people from all walks of life and can strike in many different forms. It’s important to us to let people living with any type of mental illness know that they are not alone. While depression, postpartum disorders, and anxiety disorders seem to [...]

Obsessive Compulsive Mother: When It’s No Joke

Aiming Low Does Good is talking about mental illness in March. Mental illnesses affect people from all walks of life and can strike in many different forms. There is often a lot of misunderstanding about various types of mental illnesses, which only serves to perpetuate stereotypes and social stigmas about the people who live with these [...]

Postpartum Depression, Anxiety, and OCD: When Mental Illness Is Temporary

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Aiming Low Does Good is talking about mental illness in March. Mental illnesses affect people from all walks of life and can strike in many different forms. It’s estimated that more than a quarter of all adult Americans will suffer from a mental illness at some point in their lives. Today, we’re taking a look [...]

March Spotlight: Mental Illness

You can’t see it, and yet those of us who live with it know that it can touch every single aspect of our lives. It can be difficult to diagnose; it won’t show up on an x-ray or during a physical examination. Treating it can involve a lot of guesswork, trial and error – a [...]

Aiming Low Does Good: A Real Boy

During the month of February, Aiming Low Does Good is taking a closer look at physical disabilities and the people who live with them.  Our goal in telling their stories is to encourage you to do what you can, when you can, to make everyday life more accessible to everyone. Today’s post is written by [...]