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Elopement Disaster Averted

Elopement is a terrifying word for a parent of a child with autism, and even more so for parents of children who lack verbal skills.

No Underwater Piano for My Kid

Underscheduled? My daughter looks at hobbies like a buffet—today she is on another ballet kick, last month it was pottery. She can't pick just one.

BREAKING: Dads Can Receive Emails and Make Decisions Too!

Upydeeh Day School* is reeling this week after a mom emailed the principal with shocking news that her son’s father can also receive emails and make decisions.

Should We Do The Allowance Thing?

Our four year old gets an allowance. I read a suggestion of $1 for each year of age which seems appropriate. But we've stressed it's not for doing chores.

Dear Mom and Dad (A Letter from Your ADHD Kid)

The first day of school has just passed. You adjusted my IEP at the end of last year and requested that I get the teacher who also has a son with ADHD.

Confession: I Don’t Want to be Mommy

Right now, today: I don’t want to be Mommy. I want this season to pass. I want to wake up on the other side of their childhood.

Each Year, When She Goes to School, I Am THAT Mom

Each year when I send my daughter off to her first day of school, it hurts. Like physically, in my gut, hurts. My breathing feels shallow. My heart seems to skip beats.

When They Aren’t Fighting…It’s Amazing

Sometimes it feels like all they do is fight, but sometimes it gets quiet. And when they aren't fighting, my children are pretty amazing.
Parent-teacher conference

4 Parent-Teacher Conference Mistakes to Avoid

It's easy to make rookie mistakes during your parent-teacher conference, but follow these simple rules and you'll have an easier school year.

#RealMomGiftGuide Back-to-School Mom Hacks

I know that back-to-school pure hell for some. I do have a few things up my sleeve ready for when I need a "save me" product.