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Have Baby, Will Travel

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All of that to say we tried it because we had no other choice. We have learned that while travel with a baby is different, it’s also completely doable and a new adventure.... Read full article

Carissa Graves

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A perfect day for Carissa Graves begins quite simply. For her, it’s all about sleeping in before having a cup of coffee and time to read the newspaper while still in bed. After that? It’s time to get moving and head outdoors with her family. As a mom... Read full article

Get a Life

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You used to never to be able to do anything at all without my help and now you have a “life?” What gives? Some things are starting to change in my life as my kids get older and start having their own things to do. It’s always been that there wasn’t a... Read full article

Neurodiversity & Educational Inclusion: Teaching Your Typically Developing Child about Difference

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Difference in our brain development is just another variation of what it looks like to be human- not so different than us being different heights or having different shades of skin. ... Read full article

Soccer and SEALs

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Last year, about this time, I wrote about my boys not accepting a soccer trophy (they did not earn it). Needless to say, there were a number of opinions on that article, but this year, I bring you an update, and a couple of lessons we may have picked... Read full article



Live 2 Serve

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Millennials often get a bad rap for being self-involved and lazy. The students and 20-somethings involved in the organization, Live 2 Serve, defy this stereotype.... Read full article

New Things, New Year

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Have you ever slept on the beach or camped in the backyard, or even started on a trip and didn’t know where you were going? These are a few of the things that I think lie in store for me in this next year. Too many times, we all make new year resolut... Read full article

Destined for Cupcake Greatness

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Haley, 19, has always loved to bake. As a child, she could usually be found carefully icing something she had just whipped up in the kitchen for her family.... Read full article

She's Still a Little Girl

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She walks around holding a phone in the air talking to it, helps teach a dance class, dances three additional days a week then dances at football games, works company events, goes to parties every now and then, goes to the mall and works with the boy... Read full article

Brandon LaGroue

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Brandon LaGroue’s job often calls for him to be serious throughout the day, but in reality, he’s very silly and goofy. Brandon really loves having a good time each and every day, and he goes through life with a smile on his face. He’s also the perfec... Read full article

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