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Bad Mama Banana Bread

This isn’t the kind of mom I want to be. The realization hit me hard as I balanced uncomfortably on my hands and knees, scrubbing the last remnants of sticky goo from our tiled kitchen floor. My 4-year-old son had found me in the kitchen earlier that afternoon when he was supposed to be having […]

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Let Your Kids Be Little

Let Them Be Little – Give Your Kids the Gifts of Boredom and Free Play

“The curriculum at our preschool is very academic oriented.” “We teach them math, science, and we make sure they do these workbooks. You will be informed about their progress periodically. Before starting school, they will already be reading at a first-grade level,” the head of the learning center said. She seemed so convinced that she was […]

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Autism Awareness, Acceptance, and Action

Our family doesn’t need a month to be aware of autism. We live autism 24/7/365 because all three of my sons are autistic. When I let people know that (because sometimes I need to explain their behavior), I usually get the same responses: “Wow.” (Tell me about it.) “But they’re high functioning, right?” (Nope.) “I don’t […]

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5 Ways Being a Theater Kid Prepared Me for Adulthood

5 Ways Being A Theater Kid Prepared Me For Adulthood

It’s a Friday night, and many adolescents are heading to the movies, mall, or high school football game with friends. Theater kids, however, are preparing for a much different weekend activity. Richmond is home to several impressive theater companies, and they are not just for adult actors. CharacterWorks and SPARC are two of Richmond’s best-known theater programs exclusively […]

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