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Jan28
Snow Days Just Ain’t What They Used To Be

Snow Days Just Ain’t What They Used To Be

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I have fond memories of snow days in upstate New York, but the rare, “modern” snow day in the south just isn’t as magical as what I remember.

Jan14
Bad Words?

Bad Words?

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It’s true: sometimes I use curse words. And not-so-very-nice-but-not-exactly-curse words. Now that my kids are teens, how do I handle teaching them about swearing?

Jan07
Taking Flight in the Cold

Taking Flight in the Cold

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Schools are closed today due to “excessive cold,” and it’s all my fault. Sorry, I’m not sorry—because it hasn’t slowed down my autistic son one bit.

Dec10
Bye-bye, Homeschooling: Heading Back To Public School

Bye-bye, Homeschooling: Heading Back To Public School

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After two and a half years of homeschooling, my autistic teen is embarking on a new adventure. Here’s why, and how we’re hoping to make it work.

Dec04
Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

Please Get Off My Back! (The Perils of Overprotective Parenting)

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I vowed never to become an overprotective parent like my mother. Then I had a child.

Dec03
Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

Finding The Holiday Spirit With Teenagers

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Tidings of comfort and joy can feel like a tall order in a household with children who are no longer truly children… but I think it’s still there if you look.

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