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Our “Giving Thanks” Tradition

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“As long as thanks is possible, then joy is always possible.” ― Ann Voskamp Thanksgiving 2017, is on its way and we are preparing to usher in another whirlwind holiday season.  As parents, we have chaotic schedules, hungry kids, extra long grocery lines and sleepless nights. So the times we… Read more »

Loving Learning for a Lifetime

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Summer learning loss. Words that strike fear in the hearts of every uber-busy parent. Have we languished in the lazy unstructured days of summer at the cost of our child’s education? Will they launch back into the school year excited and ready to dive into academia? Or have they overdosed… Read more »

Being Social and It’s Not On Facebook

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Eye contact, showing interest, holding a conversation, Miss Manners may have gone by the wayside of the wall phone however good social skills have not! So how do we pry our kids away from the phones and video games to show them that social isn’t an app or on a… Read more »

Find Your Place in the Sun – 3 Easy Activities to Get The Family Outside

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“I’m bored!” Two weeks into summer break and the whining begins. Do I look like “Julie McCoy, your cruise director?” (Shout out to The Love Boat!) No, but apparently the little minions who begged for sweet freedom from the routine of the school year have now decided that Mom is… Read more »

Cheap and Fun – Affordable Family Vacations

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Remember when a cheap and fun vacation was you and four of your girlfriends crammed in your dad’s Buick Regal, driving 14 hours straight through to a Florida beach, camping in a tent, eating ramen noodles and drinking Peach Riunite wine? We are ADULTING now. We can do better. Our… Read more »

V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N-!

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It’s time! Time to pack your sunscreen, and trashy summer reads. To feel the wind in your hair. A pair of flip flops, oversized sunglasses, some shorts and you’re gleefully skipping out the door. But wait, this is not a party of one as it is in your daydreams. There are… Read more »

The 2016 PRISMS Conference

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As we landed in St. Louis very early on Thursday morning, another PRISMS conference was about to begin. This organization, founded by parents and researchers over 20 years ago, has created an amazing atmosphere where parents, kids diagnosed with SMS (Smith-Magenis Syndrome), siblings and researchers convene to educate, fellowship and enlighten… Read more »