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Kathy Radigan
Works at My dishwasher's possessed
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Each day the news is filled with stories about the financial markets. But there is one market that the Wall Street Journal and CNBC doesn't cover, but moms are all to familiar with. And that would be the Guilt Market!
Each day the news is filled with stories about the financial markets. But there's one market the Wall Street Journal don’t cover: the Guilt Market
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Learning how to be a parent of a child with special needs is a gradual process with progress and regression at every turn. One woman tells her story about raising her daughter, Lizzy.
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Okay I will admit it, I love my minivan!
They say confession is good for the soul. Here is mine, I adore my minivan. I realize this confirms what my sisters always said about me I’m just not cool.
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When I became a mother my own mom would frequently remind me to be careful what I said around my kids. One day I learned the hard way she was right.
When I had my kids my mom would tell me to be careful what I said around them. She'd say, children will listen. I would learn the hard way she was right.
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So thrilled to be up on Seleni Institute today.
Learning how to be a parent of a child with special needs is a gradual process with progress and regression at every turn. One woman tells her story about raising her daughter, Lizzy.
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I have always done my best to shield Tom and Peter from some of the darker realities of Lizzy's issues. But this weekend I realized that might have been a mistake.
As the mom of a daughter with special needs I've always tried to shield our two sons from some of the darker realities of Lizzy’s issues.But at what price?
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Well it seems that my dear children feel I have become meaner lately. Now don't get me wrong, I have no problem being mean mommy. But I also wouldn't mind a little less stress in my home. So I've decided it time the dears and I have a little negotiation.
Lately I have started to sound like a drill sergeant in the morning. I bark out commands. Clearly it's time for my children and I to have a negotiation
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As Big Ben and I walked along the river's boardwalk recently, I caught a glimpse of a little girl waving and pointing in our direction. She had just come out of the ice cream parlor and gripped her overflowing waffle cone tightly with both hands. Smart girl. "Hey!" she shouted...
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Through the years my kids have asked me some really tough questions. Some make me blush, some laugh. But a few years ago Peter asked me something that really stumped me.
In my 17 years of being a mom, I’ve had my share of tough questions.The sex ones make me blush but it's the ones about death that can leave me speechless
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Poor Tom didn't know what he was in for when he agreed to help my dad and me this summer finish the remodel on my house that we started in March.
My dad (and personal handy man) is not happy unless he has a new project. I’m feeling pretty lucky that for the time being, my house is it.
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As much as I love my grown up life, complete with my own family, I sometimes find myself longing for the simpler days of my 1970’s childhood.
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Thursday Peter graduated from elementary school. I am officially done with that chapter in my life. Friday as I waited for his bus for the very last time I went through my own version of the five stages of grief.
Thursday I sat in a room and watched my last baby graduate elementary school. It's now official, my time as a mom to a kid in grade school is over.
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Founder/Editor of My dishwasher's possessed!
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blogger, writer, community builder, editor
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  • My dishwasher's possessed
    Founder/Editor, 2011 - present
  • Bonbon Break
    Co-founder/Content Director, 2013
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Blessedmomof3, Kathy Brovetto
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Yes, my dishwasher is really possessed!
Introduction

I am a mom to three, wife to one and the owner of a possessed appliance who still finds it hard to believe that the woman who didn’t even have an email address till the fall of 2010, is now a full fledged blogger, social media addict and published author. This all came about after years of doctors, teachers and friends encouraging me to write about our life with three children who have a variety of learning differences, including our daughter who has extensive special needs. The Dishwasher has been running here since January of 2011. In the Spring of 2012, I co-founded the online magazine Bonbon Break and then happily returned to my beloved Dishwasher full time in July of 2013. My work has been featured in BlogHer and Mamapedia among other publications. I am also honored to have essays in the anthologies, Sunshine After the Storm and The HerStories Project. Have a question? Please feel free to contact me at, kathyradigan@hotmail.com, I look forward to hearing from you!


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Have been married for 20 years and have three great kids! Started my blog My dishwasher's possessed on Blogspot in January 2011. I Co-founded Bonbon Break and was the Content Director from April 2012 to July of 2013. I have essays in two antholgies, Sunshine After the Storm and The HerStories Project.
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New York