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Developing A Vision Statement For Your Child’s IEP

IEP. Those three letters make most parents cringe. My short experience with developing my son’s IEP has been anything but enjoyable. An IEP, Individualized Education Plan, is a document for a public school child who requires special education. My son has autism and the public schools deemed him eligible for an IEP based on his […]

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Implementing Positive Reinforcement and a Token Board to Increase Desired Behavior in Your Child

Did you know that I used to be a giraffe keeper? One of the parts of my job was to train the giraffe. No, not to do tricks, but rather to participate in medical care, stand still during hoof trimmings, come to us when called. Wait a second….am I talking about giraffe or my toddlers? […]

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Going Viral: 5 Horrifying and Common Childhood Illnesses that Will Haunt your Dreams

Remember when you first brought baby home from the hospital? He was so tiny, so helpless, so very vulnerable to all the ills of this world. You made guests wash their hands before they got nursery clearance and you hosed down the shopping cart with Purell every damn time you went to the store. In […]

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Solo Parenting :: When Daddy Travels for Work

So my husband has been traveling a lot lately. Mostly? I’m excited about this because it’s the result of a promotion that he worked hard to achieve. I’m incredibly proud of him, and I’m thankful for the benefits that outweigh the challenge of a traveling spouse. I truly aim to write this post with a grateful […]

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