From the first time we dropped him off at nursery school, our son has always enjoyed going to school. Admittedly, in the earliest days, my husband and I employed a bit of “drop and run” strategy - we didn’t want to linger at the door and make it harder for him to detach. That was probably more for my sake than his, but it worked for us. While other parents struggled with … [Read more...] about Our First Three Weeks of Virtual Kindergarten = Success!
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Back in the first few weeks of June, as the #BlackLivesMatter movement ebbed and flowed through social media and spilled out onto the streets in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, my head began to spin with a combination of shame and confusion. I’m a white woman with immense privilege and all the hallmarks of power. I am late and I have much to learn, but I want to do the … [Read more...] about Legislators: Our Tools For Change
I'll be honest with you. In my house, the beds are rarely made unless someone is coming to visit. Sometimes I yell. My closet is a disaster and I feel guilty that I work too much. My kids watch more TV than they should. And I simply cannot afford to go all organic right now. There is a sticky shelf in my refrigerator that I keep hoping will evaporate on its own, and this … [Read more...] about Killing Off Supermom
Autism and Making Important Observations Subtitle: Autism and Meaning Well We recently had to put our dog to sleep. She was only nine and a half years old. My son was seven when we got here. She was “his dog.” How did my son do with this sad event? I’ll discuss the one autism-like response that my son had below. It has to do with the subtitle to this blog, … [Read more...] about Autism and Making Important Observations
When Should You Give a Pacifier to a Baby? Most experts agree that pacifiers can be helpful during the first six months of life as it satisfies your baby's natural instinct to suck. However, there are no definite guidelines about when to give a pacifier or take one away. Sometimes, it is best to just use your mothering instinct to decide if a pacifier is right for your baby, … [Read more...] about When Should You Give a Pacifier to a Baby?