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Kelly

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Kelly and her husband, Shawn, are both Fort Worth natives and proud parents to their eight-year-old daughter, Avery, the inspiration behind many of Kelly’s articles. In her time as a mom, Kelly has become an unofficial expert on the NICU, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and global developmental delays. She’s an open book about their experiences and is always happy to talk to other moms looking for guidance or just another mom who gets it. After being in corporate marketing for almost 20 years, craving more flexibility and time with Avery, she founded 314 Marketing Solutions (www.314marketingsolutions.com) in 2019, a full-service boutique marketing agency. She considers herself an expert in multi-tasking and counts her car as the main headquarters for her business, regularly switching being a special needs mom driving to and from multiple therapy appointments, activities, and business owner.
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Dreading My Daughter’s Next Birthday

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Birthdays should be a time of celebration and happiness. It should be a day to reflect on milestones your child has achieved over the past year and a look forward as to what exciting...
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The Many Faces of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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You’ve probably heard the term autism spectrum disorder. Many people think of it like a continuum that worsens as you go “up” the spectrum. Even I thought that until a few months ago. But, that’s not true at all.
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Parenting and PTSD :: What All Moms Need to Know

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Whether the stressor is the sound of gunfire, losing your baby in utero, being sleep deprived for months on end, or finding out he or she has a life-threatening illness, the internal reaction in the body is the same.
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The Secret Thing I Learned by Turning 40

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In all honesty, my 20s and 30s were rough. I have many fond memories, had some great jobs, took some fun trips, and met some incredible people, but I still wasn’t really sure who I was or who I wanted to be. I like being 40.
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The REAL Reason I Only Have One Child

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I’d rather be the best mom I can be to my one child than be a mediocre, exhausted (possibly bitter mom) to more than one child. 
Learning to balance motherhood and work life

5 Tips for Surviving “Work from Home” Life

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I haven’t regretted my decision to work from home for a second, but it’s definitely been something I’ve had to (and still am) learning to get used to. Going from having to be at the office at a certain time on certain days to being able to work whenever (and wherever) is a whole new world. 
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Five Ways to Keep Babies Safe While They Sleep

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I’ll be the first to admit these guidelines may seem extreme, but 3,500 infants die each year in the United States due to sleep-related deaths -- many of them related to unsafe sleeping situations, resulting in unintentional suffocation.