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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!)

Apr15
When “Sick” Isn’t Straightforward

When “Sick” Isn’t Straightforward

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I’m busy teaching my special-needs teens the things they’ll need to know when they’re off at college, but how do I teach them to recognize when they’re sick?

Apr07
The Dance Of Disclosure

The Dance Of Disclosure

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To disclose or not to disclose: that’s the question when you’re dealing with special needs and increasing independence. My teens are figuring it out.

Mar31
Dieting In The Wake Of Anorexia

Dieting In The Wake Of Anorexia

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Years of trying to send the “food is awesome!” message while my child struggled with anorexia left me unhealthy; now I have to figure out healthy dieting.

Mar17
Independence For Lunch, One Way Or Another

Independence For Lunch, One Way Or Another

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Challenging my teenager to manage her own school lunches is giving me palpitations, but it’s time and—one way or another—she can handle it.

Mar10
To Sleep, Perchance To Teen

To Sleep, Perchance To Teen

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Most teens don’t get enough sleep, but it’s not as though we can force them into REM. How do we keep them healthy and keep out of bedtime battles?

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