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The pain of losing ‘Favorite Parent’ status

This morning when I heard my daughter stirring, I entered her room and gave her a big smile. I cheerfully said, “Good morning!” Rather than smiling and reaching for me, as she always has, she looked over my shoulder. Behind me, her father was starting to get ready for the day. “Dada!,” she exclaimed gleefully, […]

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Things to Keep in Your Purse to Make it Look Like You’ve Got Your $#!& Together

I learned a trick, you guys, and I’m here today to share it with you. It’s about how to make it look like you’ve got your mess together – 24/7. And don’t worry – it doesn’t actually entail having your mess together. We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief.   It’s this little thing my daughter […]

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Tips for Your Picky Eater

Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Picky or Resistant Eater

Picky eaters. We all know them. Maybe you’re even one of them. From an outsider’s perspective it might not seem like a big deal, but when you’re the parent of a picky eater and every meal becomes a battle, it can be exhausting. As the parent of one picky eater and one adventurous eater, I […]

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When Compassion and Hope Aren’t Enough: Lessons on action and advocacy from a former special education teacher

As a blogger and writer for DMMB, we plan content months in advance.  So several months ago I had decided to write an article titled “What I Learned From Being a Special Education Teacher” because March is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, but then last month our nation was witness to yet another tragic lose of […]

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Wearable Tracker

What Happened When We Got Our Son A Wearable Tracker

With three boys spanning 14 years, it’s not hard to believe our youngest thinks he’s older than his actual years. And truth be told, in many ways, that’s true. Not older, like his big brother who is an old soul, but a strong-willed, independent guy. A guy who wants to ride his bike and be […]

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