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Feb17
The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

The Unbearable Wrongness of Sportsing

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I was never a sporty kid, and my own children never want to exercise, either. How do I set them up for good lifelong habits when I can’t get them off the couch?

Feb11
The Middle School Snoop

The Middle School Snoop

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I didn’t have to snoop when he was in grade school. All of his classmates lived in our neighborhood, so I already knew most of the parents. I also regularly volunteered in the classroom. But now he’s in a big school that combines three different neighborhoods, and I only volunteer when under court order. That means I don’t know anything about the kids he now wants to hang out with, and since he’s no help at all, I have to dig.

Feb03
College Planning: Mid-Junior-Year Check-In

College Planning: Mid-Junior-Year Check-In

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Time marches on, and now that my kid is halfway through her junior year, college planning is beginning in earnest. There’s so much to think about!

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.

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