About

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog! My name is Molly and I am blogging from my beautiful home state of North Carolina. I am a first time mom to my baby boy Fisher by trade and speech-language pathologist by profession. I started my blog to document the many experiences of a new mom and to chronicle the trials and tribulations of raising a kiddo from a speech therapist perspective. I will be sharing daily activities with my little one in my attempts to practice what I preach to parents in my speech therapy sessions. I am by no means an expert mommy, but I am well versed in speech and language development and communication and the two go hand in hand. I wish to share my clinical knowledge with my viewers and learn from experienced parents to help ease the many difficulties and answer the many questions of parenthood. I also hope to provide some laughs along the way, because babies are so funny! When it comes to my baby, I do my research. I spend lots of time researching and comparing the products we use with him. I hope this will give parents some good reference points of what works and what doesn’t, so they can spend less time making decisions and more time with their kiddos! If you would like to join in on our adventures, please follow us!

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  1. Love your blog, Molly! Can’t wait to read more! Sam loves Little Blue Truck, too. Lots of good sound effects in that one! -Brandy

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  2. Your blog is awesome! May I have permission to share your link on my site at http://babysbooksandbubblesohmy.blogspot.com ? I appreciate the insights of a SLP, and loved working with therapists in an early childhood intervention setting for several years. I look forward to following your site! If there is anything I can do to help promote your blog, I’d like to help. Best Wishes and thanks for sharing your insights!

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  3. We have been working through Childhood Apraxia of Speech in therapy with my preschooler. Speech does tie into parenting, because we are teaching them these skills from birth. Shapes, colors, sounds, syllables, numbers, etc.. I knew when she was a newborn that something was amiss because of choking. She choked a lot that first year and it was minor, but gradually got more severe. And, she was a very quiet baby. She didn’t babble like other babies. When our pediatrician wouldn’t listen to me after a year of trying to point out concerns, I found a new doctor who spotted it in two minutes without me saying a word. We wrestled through screaming fits as my daughter would get frustrated trying to communicate. We went through evaluations and, finally, started therapy about a year and a half ago. In the meantime, I started turning my home into one giant therapy session to find a way to help my daughter communicate without screaming, anxiety, and frustration. Today, we are in a much calmer, smoother place and she is communicating more and more. All of that to say, speech issues are a big deal and understanding language development is useful for every single parent (and pediatrician) out there.

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    • Thank you so much for visiting my blog and sharing this! You are right, Apraxia of Speech is not very well known and often under diagnosed in my opinion. And, catching it early is key! Apraxia of Speech is certainly tough to diagnose and treat, especially at a young age. I know it’s tough to parent as well. It’s the hardest on the sweet littles affected by it and they need tons of support. It sounds like you have a good handle on it. Your daughter is very fortunate to have you as her mother to advocate for and support her. I’m very glad to know her communication skills are improving. Speech and communication issues are a huge deal, which most don’t understand until they’ve been impacted by it. I love when parents are supportive of what I do, so thank you and best wishes mama!

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      • Oh, yes, it is so hard on those little ones. It has been painful to see my daughter struggle to communicate and experience anxiety and frustration as a result. All of the hard work she has been doing (really, she is the worker bee and we are just here to guide her and help her) has been paying off. She still struggles with setbacks; one minute she is understandable and the very next minute the words she could say seem to disappear. But, every day she is speaking in more sentences consistently and that is hopeful! She will turn four this summer and our pathologist said she doesn’t like to officially diagnose Apraxia until around the 4th birthday since so many things can factor into speech issues this early. But, she is being treated for Apraxia in the meantime. I have so much more hope than I did a year ago! I love what speech langue pathologists do, because it has been through speech therapy that I have been able to reach and connect with my child through communication. To a mother’s heart, that is precious. Your job is priceless!! 🙂

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      • Sounds like your daughter has made great strides and has a good SLP. I like to think of Apraxia as a computer. They typically work but then a glitch sets you back. Speaking in sentences is really something to be proud of. Go sweet baby girl! Thank you for your kind words!

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