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Living Life on Autopilot

Do you ever start driving and before you know it you’ve made it to work, or your kid’s school or some other place that you routinely go? Then, once you arrive, you look around and realize you have no idea the turns you made to get to your location. You have that scary realization that you had checked out mentally and somehow spent the last 30, 40 or 60 minutes on autopilot and can’t remember...

The Odyssey

**This is our odyssey of a bizarre injury my son had. I share it with you in hopes that if you ever encounter something similar, you know what to look for and a few more questions to ask. “T, he’s just not acting right. I’m taking him to the E.R.” My husband was erring on the side of caution and if there is the threat of a head trauma, my philosophy is “better safe than sorry.”  I was concerned, but not too much. ...

Supporting The ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign but with a Twist

KC stood barefoot in her sundress, a bow in her hair with her hand on her hip. “Chris, you get over here and apologize to Sarah for being so mean!” Stunned at being ordered around by a 4-year-old, Chris, who was about 9 years old, stood there for a moment just staring at KC.  Then he turned to Sarah, “Uh, I’m sorry.” “Good job Chris. Now go play.” The group of adults sitting in front of my neighbor’s house burst...

Learning about Kids Vision and How to Help Prevent Nearsightedness

Recently I learned some interesting things about kids vision and how to help them from developing nearsightedness.  But before we get to all of that, a little backstory… My daughter became fixated on glasses—for no real apparent reason, or so I thought. It began with KC buying her American Girl doll cute raspberry reading glasses.  She also bought a play headgear for her doll as well.  Seeing the headgear...

Lent: Becoming a Better Person

If you’ve read this blog, you know it is about parenting and well…so many other things.  It’s also about evolving as a person and about growth.  I always say that I am a work in progress, so for me Lent is about becoming a better person. Yesterday I got a text from a close friend asking my thoughts on how to explain Lent to an eight-year-old kid.  My response was, “Hmmmm. Give me a second.” The second turned into...

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