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The term “steel magnolia” refers to a strong woman who is soft and feminine but who also has tremendous fortitude. Morning Dose welcomes a group of mothers who exemplify those qualities each day as they raise their special kids. Maria Sotolongo speaks with the mothers of Steel Magnolia Moms, a community of mothers supporting other mothers with special needs children that started on social media.

The organization has chapters in Houston, Austin and Washington D.C.