Can you pick me up?

“Hey Mom, I don’t feel good. Can you pick me up?” With school having started, it is my guess that many parents have already seen this text message from their child. As kids have more technology available to them, it has become easier for them to reach out to parents with a quick phone call

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Imagining Our Way to a More Resilient Life

Hands down, one of the best qualities to help our children blossom is resilience.  Even if they are slower to warm up to change, if they have a resilient core, they will adapt to whatever life throws at them.  Since resilience is not an easily quantifiable trait, it may seem impossible to teach.  Many believe

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Compassion for Self: What Are You Waiting For?

Last summer, I wrote a blog article regarding my friend, Kari, and her self-discovery and growth spurred by her son, Andrew’s, type 1 diabetes (T1D) diagnosis.  You can read about her evolution here: How to be a Life Preserver As part of an exercise for a mindfulness class I am taking, I was asked to

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True to You

I recently have noticed a developing trait in both my boys.  While I consider them to be fairly compliant to my rules, they both have a streak of independence running through them that expresses at the most inopportune moments.  When I ask them to do something, they know they have to do it, but they

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Testing 1-2-3

We are fortunate to live in an area where my boys have access to a great public school.  Since my husband and I have made the choice for them to attend a public school, we knew going in that standardized testing would be part of our boys’ curriculum. My youngest won’t be tested until next

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