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Children

Living with Tourettes: My Son's Surprising Diagnosis

Six months back, a friend asked my husband and me if we thought our son “Dude” might have Tourettes Syndrome.  I reacted like someone had just stabbed me in the gut.  What an extreme evaluation of my kid.  He didn’t have THAT.  Only people who scream and swear have Tourettes.  He just had minor ticks. […]

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If you can't take the heat, don't get "carmationed"

Our society is so squeamish about death. Until the last six or seven decades, I imagine that death was not so hidden. During agricultural times, we were used to farm animals dying and to dressing our own dead, to having their remains sit in the parlor downstairs until we marched them in a pine box […]

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How to get your kids to eat while keeping your sanity!

I’m not a nutrition expert. I’m a mom who has reached a relatively peaceful place in regard to what my kids eat so I can spend more energy keeping them from more immediate dangers, such as jumping off roofs or playing with matches. I’m a vegetarian and often get questions from friends looking to incorporate […]

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Teach kids about Hanukkah with these activities

Hanukkah is a Jewish festival marking the rededication to Judaism and is celebrated with eight days of candles. It is also known as the Festival of Lights. In order to teach your kids about this glorious holiday that begins in the evening of Tuesday, December 16 and ends in the evening of Wednesday, December 24, 2014 […]

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