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It’s subtle when your child with disabilities or neurodiversity is being excluded or isn’t entirely welcome. But to any parent who’s been through it, you get a feeling in the pit of your gut when it’s coming. No one says...
Being the youngest of six, there was always someone around to keep me entertained. I can remember family trips to the beach, Sunday dinners at home, and playing outside for hours with friends. All of this made for what...
On the years when my stepson wasn’t with us for Thanksgiving, I prepared Thanksgiving twice. Once for him so he could have a nice Thanksgiving dinner with family, and then I prepared a second feast on Thanksgiving day. It was...
Veterans Day is the day set aside to thank and honor ALL those who served honorably in the military — in wartime or peacetime. In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to THANK living veterans for their service, to...
June 22. A date that, for me and my now wife, had been historically characterized by exciting and memorable events in our life. On that day in 2017, we got engaged in the Puerto Rican rainforest. In 2018, we...
Teaching our children about kindness is one of the most important life lessons we can instill. Kindness not only fosters healthy relationships, but it also contributes to raising more compassionate human beings. As parents, it’s our responsibility to help...
In a time with so much information and technology at our fingertips, it’s easy to get caught up in the "bigger is better" mentality. Social media being a big factor in this, as its double-edged sword serves as both...
You forgot to post on National Daughters Day. Does this mean you love your daughters less if it’s not photo-documented on social media? Yes, yes it does. Kidding, of course. In actuality, some of us struggle with this. We grew...
Homeschool is a natural extension of our life, and the beauty is that you can create it to look how you want it to. It can be fun and meaningful. If you are in this season of life with...
A few weeks ago, I found myself back at a playground in our old neighborhood. My oldest son had a basketball game in the area, and I let my twins play on the playground while his team warmed up...
Why do I always have to yell like a crazy person for anyone to listen in my house?? Hey, can you pick up your shoes please, and put them where they go? Hey, can you pick up your shoes,...
We all need someone in a relationship whose words speak life into us; someone whose praise outweighs their complaints. Healthy relationships are ones that encourage us in defeat, align with us in injustice, comforts us in sadness, and expresses...

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