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Jan27
Date Night Meets Home Alone

Date Night Meets Home Alone

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Sometimes I forget that in just a few shorts years, my kids will be grown and (hopefully) flown. I guess I’d better start getting ready.

Jan21
Letting Go Of Normal

Letting Go Of Normal

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Is normal a real thing? Should I be wishing my special-needs kids were normal? I’m not even sure it’s real, and if it is, well, it’s not for us.

Jan13
Pride And Prejudice And Siblings

Pride And Prejudice And Siblings

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Sure, we know to avoid comparing siblings to one another, but in trying to bolster and protect my kids this way, I very nearly screwed up even more.

Jan06
More Than Just A Birthday

More Than Just A Birthday

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Birthdays with teenagers can feel a lot like a timer ticking down, but sometimes they feel like victory, too. For my late bloomer, this birthday feels huge.

Dec31
Notes From The Passenger Seat

Notes From The Passenger Seat

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It’s hard to believe I’m teaching my oldest to drive, but here we are (still alive and liking each other, even). It’s a learning process, for both of us.

Dec17
If You’re Shallow And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

If You’re Shallow And You Know It, Clap Your Hands!

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I’ve never been the kind of parent to go for the flashy or extravagant gift for my kids, except I finally did, and it feels fantastic.

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