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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.

Dec31
My Kind Of New Year Celebration

My Kind Of New Year Celebration

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How to embrace a new year when you’re not a resolution-making type? Maybe with some scissors and glue. Seriously!

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.

Nov19
New (fur)babies are stressful

New (fur)babies are stressful

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In the excitement of adding a second dog to our household, I may have forgotten how hard it can be for everyone involved, even when it’s a good thing.

Nov05
A Handy Fundraising FAQ, From A Band Parent

A Handy Fundraising FAQ, From A Band Parent

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You may dread the appearance of a kid with a glossy brochure of wares on your doorstep, but school/activity fundraising is here to stay. Here’s why it matters.

Oct22
Stop Embarrassing Your Teens

Stop Embarrassing Your Teens

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It’s not that you’re trying to be embarrassing, really, it’s just that your teenager is obligated to be mortified about your existence. Minimize the pain.

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