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Snow Day? 100 Fun Indoor Activities

It’s wintertime and cabin fever is rampant for many of us! Whether it’s Christmas or holiday break with the kids or its snowmageddon outside and you’re running out of ideas to keep your children entertained, you are sure to find some family fun tips and activities here! 100 Fun Indoor Activities to Beat the Wintertime Blues Have a wedding for all the unmatched socks in your home. Make a list of 100 things you can do with…. (ie: inflatable ball, balloons etc) Hold a movie marathon of your favorite family…

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Confidence in the Classroom: Can He Do It?

We stare each other down for what seems like an eternity but in reality is all of thirty seconds. I try so hard not to look away or even blink. Something inside of me is screaming that he can do it and I wait. His answer is quiet at first and then when repeated gets louder as if he just found some new confidence. Then it became my turn to react. The question was how? Any expression to his response would give it all away. The fact that the answer…

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Motherhood Moments: He Listened

You know those moments in motherhood when you don’t know if you’ve made an impact on your kids? That moment when you wonder if you even contributed one thing to the development of his young mind? Yeah. I often wonder that with my sports prodigy of a son. No, seriously. He is a bit of a freak for an eight-year-old and how he can spout out the mouth every player ever played…their best game of all time, their stats, and even their mothers name. (OK, maybe not the last one,…

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Puppy Surprise Is Everything Wrong With Maternity Care in America

I recently found myself wrist-deep in a dog’s uterus. (Editor’s note: Brace yourself. There’s a graphic photo below.) You see, my daughter had her sights set on one toy this Christmas. She talked about it nonstop for months. In her sprawling first grade handwriting, she wrote Santa a letter. She even drew a picture, in case he had trouble reading her words, “I want a rainbow Puppy Surprise.” Have you seen these things? Friends tell me they have existed off and on for years but appear to have made a…

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

Hey, mom and dad. It’s your kid here, and I have something important to say. I know I’m only eleven, and you always say I shouldn’t tell other people what to do, but, mom and dad, pleeaaaaase listen up, just for a couple minutes. The first day of school is coming up in a few weeks. We’ve already been doing things to make it a good year. You’ve adjusted my IEP at the end of last year and requested that I get the teacher who also has a son with…

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