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May19
Blind Spots

Blind Spots

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Teaching my teen to drive continues to be challenging, but perhaps less because of the driving itself and more because I’m still learning how to help her.

May12
The Tao Of Strawberries (and our favorite recipes)

The Tao Of Strawberries (and our favorite recipes)

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It’s strawberry-picking season, and that means bonus time with my teens and all my favorite, yummy recipes. Viva la strawberries!

May05
Helping Your Student Manage Year-End School Stress

Helping Your Student Manage Year-End School Stress

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As we near the end of my autistic son’s first full-time year back in public school, the stress is wearing him down, but really, he’s doing great.

Apr28
How (Not To) Family Vacation

How (Not To) Family Vacation

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Family vacations are supposed to be idyllic and build precious memories, but at what point is it more stress than it’s worth?

Apr21
Mother/Daughter Communication By Any Other Name

Mother/Daughter Communication By Any Other Name

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Talking with my teen daughter can be fraught, so I’m taking the back door on communication whenever I can. Every little bit is a win.

Apr16
Blue Apron and Getting Your Teens Cooking Dinner

Blue Apron and Getting Your Teens Cooking Dinner

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The reality is that I hope someday (maybe even someday soonish…) my teens will leave me and be able to feed themselves more than just ramen. So when the opportunity to try out Blue Apron came up, I said yes because I knew it meant a meal my teens could prepare with zero assistance from me, and it would be balanced, nutritious, and would not result in a crime scene of wasted food in my kitchen. (Also, we have a special offer for Alpha Mom readers if you want to sign up, too!)

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