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The Hell that is School Supply Shopping

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It’s that time of year again…  Washoe County School District announces the teachers assigned to each student, and every parent in the school district gets their hands on the supply list for their child’s class… With the expectation that the supplies be delivered with the children the first day of …

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An Impromptu Road Trip with 4 Kids and 2 Dogs. What Could Go Wrong?

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I can’t recall a family vacation we’ve taken where someone has puked. Maybe that’s our thing. We’re the family who pukes while traveling. Aren’t you jealous that you’re not us? Last weekend was Mother’s Day. My husband had asked a few times in the week leading up to it what …

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The Sex Talk, Part 4: Getting very, very, very personal

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This is part of an ongoing series written by Steven Ing, MA, MFT, addressing how parents can engage in a healthy conversation with their children about intelligent human sexuality. Sexuality is not like geometry or chemistry or any other scientific topic because, although one may study geometry, one’s personal geometry never …

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Seriously, Get Your Kids Tested for a Speech Delay

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I will never forget that phone call. I was trying to learn a new system work was implementing when my phone began to buzz. It was my son’s daycare. That sinking feeling hit as I wondered what could be going on. “Hello, Mrs. Bradfield?” “Yes, this is her.” “Ok great. …

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