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Kicked Out of Daycare: Now What?

“If this behavior continues to happen, we will have no choice but to ask you to leave the daycare center.” Words I never wanted to hear about my four year old, but words that I knew were on the verge of being said. We were already on a slippery slope with fits and rages that lasted […]

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Dyslexia

Inside the Mind of Dyslexia

Do you remember the old Charlie Brown specials? You know the scenes when the Peanuts are in class, and their teacher is talking. We in the audience hear, “Wah, wah, wah, wah, wah,”  but all the Peanuts seem to understand what their teacher is saying in spite of our inability to understand her. Being dyslexic feels […]

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Best Boy Ever

Embracing My Child “As Is”

It Took About 30 Seconds The sonographer pointed to what was apparently NOT an arm, wrote “It’s A BOY!” on the screen, and I had his entire childhood mapped out. He would love books and be gregarious like me, in addition to being brilliant in math and science like his father. He would play soccer […]

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Donor Milk: How to Get It, How to Give

I used to think everyone struggled to make enough milk. Because, come on, breastfeeding is just plain hard. So when my second-born daughter’s feeding issues catapulted us into a rare disease diagnosis and subsequent feeding tube surgery, I would soon learn another truth. Exclusive pumping is even harder. I loathed that tiny piece of modern machinery, but I wasn’t […]

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