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Decades After A Loved One Has Passed

"So how long have you suffered from depression," the doctor leaned in this past summer reading over my chart. "I don't know, my dad died five days before my eleventh birthday, so with a tragic backstory like that who knows at what point the road of depression crossed over the road of trauma. Or was… Continue reading Decades After A Loved One Has Passed

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My Personal Perspective

Reminding B the Super Power of Autism

B and I sat down this summer after a few incidents between him and Lil A, where her cognitive and behavioral differences were becoming more apparent to him this summer more than they did last. I asked, "Do you have anyone in your school that is really into one subject?   Like, let's say sharks.  And… Continue reading Reminding B the Super Power of Autism

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Claude Monet- Art History for Tots

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small amount of money and you are granted the opportunity to support a starving blogger if you make a purchase using these links. The Prep Work There was so much that went into impressionism that I spent the entire weekend reading art teacher blog, after… Continue reading Claude Monet- Art History for Tots

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Continents and Landform- Geography for Tots

This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small amount of money and you are granted the opportunity to support a starving blogger if you make a purchase using these links. The Prep Work This summer we will be traveling around the world; in preparation, we needed to review our global basics! What… Continue reading Continents and Landform- Geography for Tots

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A Summer of Art History For Tots Overview

Despite my grandparents dragging me through art museum after art museum as a child, I have absolutely no clue when it comes to Art History.   It's a class, that as I grow older, I wish I had taken while my college was paid for, but up until attending the incredibly enlightening Christopher Moore Book Reading… Continue reading A Summer of Art History For Tots Overview

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Finding Our Rhythms in Our Family Playbook

It was two Thanksgivings ago that we drove B from the Tennesee Valley to the Big Easy.  He would only be staying one of the three nights we would be there before flying home to his mom in Colorado that next morning. By the time we managed our way through the Thanksgiving rush of the… Continue reading Finding Our Rhythms in Our Family Playbook

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Day Dreams and Dinner Parties

The next day was a quiet one, having had my share of adventure I thought I'd tackle less exciting measures than decaying, possibly haunted barns full of bounties of luxury from a world past.  Instead I decided to tackle more normal enterprises, such as the community bicycle. "It's an adult sized bike but perhaps you… Continue reading Day Dreams and Dinner Parties

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A is for Abandoned Barn

The bed and breakfast was a worn Gothic revival quilted from the foundation to its rooftop in white paint chips.  It seemed to hunch over amongst a clearing scattered with oaks that were adorned with drooping feathery moss hanging from their limbs.  Set back beyond the carriage house which stood taller than the house itself… Continue reading A is for Abandoned Barn

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5 Super Easy Ways to Support Your Blogger Friends

"Stop giving the people in your life homework," a friend of mine said when I discussed my struggle to receive any feedback from friends or family on my memoir I completed last fall. A writer cannot have a career without an audience, homework is just kind of part of the having a writer in your… Continue reading 5 Super Easy Ways to Support Your Blogger Friends