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Jan28
When Winter is Shorts Weather for Kids

When Winter is Shorts Weather for Kids

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Yes, I am the not-so-proud owner of an 11-year-old boy who refuses to wear pants in the winter. He (very strongly) insists on wearing shorts year-round, even when the temperature is only in the high 20’s.

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.

Aug13
Boys Don’t Cry. Except For All The Times They Do.

Boys Don’t Cry. Except For All The Times They Do.

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A mom needs help with her husband and his shaming of their sensitive toddler son for his recent and many crying bouts.

Jan13
It’s a Girl! Oh, Wait…It’s a Boy?

It’s a Girl! Oh, Wait…It’s a Boy?

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An expectant mom learns that her original ultrasound prediction was wrong. She’s having a boy, not a girl. She needs help mentally and emotionally shifting gears and expectations.

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.

Dec06
On Little Boys & Pink Toys

On Little Boys & Pink Toys

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One mom needs help making sure she’s not reinforcing gender messages in toys and not limiting her son given her sudden allergy to pink toys.

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