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My Brother

By Traci Ellis I am the big sister of a brother born with special needs. When a child is born into this world, there is always excitement and attention focused on the new baby. This lasts until the novelty wears off and things return to a new normal. When that baby...

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Happier and Calmer Mornings

Our daily lives are filled with stress from the first second our little darlings open their eyes in the morning until we see their angelic little faces peacefully asleep at night.   Our mornings usually set the tone for the entire day.  If mornings are chaotic and...

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Four Activities for Kids on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. His dream was to see little black boys and black girls be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers. He said, “ I have a dream that my four children will one day live in...

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There is something you can do to stop the killing

My heart and prayers go out to the families and community of Newtown, Connecticut.  As a parent, grandmother and teacher, I don’t have the words to express my sorrow as I grieve with and for the families involved in this tragedy. There has been a lot of talk on the...

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Welcome to Beirut

(Beginner's Guide to Autism) Written by a mother of a child with Autism "I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with autism-to try and help people who have not shared in that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel....

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Children Learn Gratitude From You

My mother always said that little pictures had big ears.  What she should have said is that little pictures have big ears and eyes.  Children do hear everything we say, but they also watch what we do, good or bad. Children notice when we drive too fast just as they...

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Welcome to Holland

This is 25 years old, but I still find it inspirational.  You may have read it many times before, or this may be your first time.  Regardless, it is worth a read or a re-read..... by Emily Perl Kingsley. I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child...

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Stop the Morning Nagging Now

Get dressed now! We need to go soon! If you don’t hurry up, you won’t have time to eat breakfast!  No, I don’t know where your homework is….!  What note, you didn’t give me a note.  Stop arguing you can both use the bathroom together! A lot of many households sound...

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