You Say Aphasia, I Say To-Mah-To

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I like to think I’m a hands-on parent. Somewhere between absent and hovering. In an attempt to “participate” in my children’s “upbringing,” I sometimes look over their shoulder to see what they’re watching on their various devices. Shockingly, the 16-year-old and the 14-year-old find this annoying. The 9-year-old, however, STILL LOVES ME, and willingly participates [...]

When Reading to Your Kids Goes Awry… er, Wrong

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One month before the due date of our first baby, I packed the hospital overnight bags and set them at the front door. I couldn’t zip the bags closed because they were jam packed filled with books–little cardboard readers for little bitty babies. Our plans were for the babies to hit the labor and delivery [...]

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

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If I knew then what I know now I would have had more fun Showed the others how My smile brought the sun.