Days Like This: When Parenting is Far from Perfect

My favorite days are the days that are filled with smiles, giggles, cuddles and “I love yous.” I love the days that are sunny and warm and we all go out berry picking or to the park. These are the days that I hope will last in my memory when I get older and as […]

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More than Scribbles: What a Child’s Drawings Tell You

When my son turned three, he used to make the most wonderful drawings of cars. He would make long cars with eight wheels or big trucks with giant wheels. Then, at about three-and-half something changed. He stopped drawing “things.” He just started scribbling. There were never any pictures that represented anything. Sometimes if you ask […]

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Behind the Scenes with a CPS Worker

  Child Protective Services (CPS) gets a bad rap. No one ever wants a visit from a CPS worker and the workers themselves report high turn-over, tough discussions and heartbreaking work.┬áStill, despite its downsides, CPS plays a vital role in helping children get out of dangerous situations and helping families through tough times. Today, I […]

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Parenting a Child with Special Needs

The title suggests that I know about parenting a child with special needs; the story itself is complicated. My son has SPD and every day we are learning. Instead of something that is over and done, the┬árealization of our bumpy but beautiful road ahead is a process that continues every day and every night. But […]

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