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Parenting isn't pretty, but it's usually good for a laugh.
Parenting isn't pretty, but it's usually good for a laugh.

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My Weekend at the Gluten-Free Allergy-Friendly Expo, in Tweets
I attended the GFAF Expo in Secaucus, NJ, a couple of weekends ago and tweeted about all the yummy things I sampled. You can follow along here, and I've added the websites so you can visit the companies that way instead of stopping by their booths. Waiting ...
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What "Dancing with the Stars" Can Teach Us About Inclusion
A new season of Dancing with the Stars  starts tonight, and as has become the norm for this particular reality show, the cast includes a contestant with a disability. Paralympian Danelle Umstead , a visually impaired Alpine skier, will follow in the footste...
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Hire Our Kids, But Really HIRE Them
I've been writing now and then about problems my kids have had getting jobs, and right at the moment, we're in a good place. They're still only working part-time, but they're working, and I'm grateful to their employers for apparently, at least at the momen...
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For That Back-to-School File You're Starting
Ah, back-to-school. For some parents, it's just a matter of filling out a pile of forms and fighting for the last folder at Staples. For parents of kids with special needs, there's the additional task of gathering together handouts and books to pass to teac...
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Love Notes for Special Parents, Again
Did a spruce-up recently of my inspirational message series for parents of kids with special needs. Visit the gallery on my Facebook page to see all 28 of them, download the ones that inspire you, and share them with fellow parents who could use a lift.
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The Stages of Grief After Someone Rejects Your Child or Young Adult with Special Needs
Anger at the rejecting party. Anger at yourself for having put your child in a position to be rejected. Anger  at every naysaying professional who ever put limits on your kid for forcing you to be constantly challenging that child to prove them wrong Anger ...
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pic.twitter.com/fWEQp3PAJ8 — no context the good place (@nocontexttgp) January 18, 2018 Chidi on The Good Place just kind of speaks for all of us, doesn't he? I sure know that endless parade of worries and concerns turning into fears. It marches through pre...
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I Just Want to Talk (and for You to Agree with Me)
"I want you to do what you want. I just want you to talk to me about it. I want us to talk about what it will mean and how we’ll make it work. I want us to talk like we’re going to figure it out together. I want us to talk … because I like the sound of your...
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Job Outlook: Cautiously Optimistic, with a Side of Confusion
I wrote here a while back about my twentysomething kids' frustration in trying to find jobs, or more accurately, my frustration over their frustration. I complained about employers who don't seem at all interested in giving young people with even fairly mil...
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Open Letter to Employers Who've Rejected My Kids
“Thank you for your interest in employing my young-adult children.” Wait. You have no interest, do you? Let me start again. “Thank you for pretending to be interested in employing my young adults so that at least for a brief period of time, we had something...
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