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Moving On Up To Middle School

My daughter has always been in some form of schooling since she was 12 weeks old. Because my husband and I both work, she started daycare then. I watched her grow, advancing through the toddler rooms and then the preschool rooms. Soon she graduated and started kindergarten. I remember thinking, “Wow, how did this happen?!” […]

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The 5 Stages of Preparing for Back to School

As a teacher, August seems like a perpetual Sunday.  If you are like me and often face the “Sunday Scaries,” then you should know what I am talking about. August is like a countdown back to schedules, to packing lunches, fighting over getting homework done, running from activity to activity, and of course all of this […]

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Why I Make My Son Write Thank You Notes

Writing thank you notes sucks. It’s a chore on par with unloading the dishwasher and cleaning out the lint filter in the dryer.   But getting gifts doesn’t suck. Few things are more exciting than ripping open wrapping paper or breaking my nails ungluing the flaps of an Amazon box that I didn’t order for myself. Yup, receiving gifts […]

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The Importance of Routines and Structure for Children on the Spectrum

The last two years I have had a strict adherence to routines and structure. Since my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), I have a singular focus as a mother to ensure that there are as few surprises or interruptions to his routine as possible. Simply because, that’s how it’s done. Routine and […]

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Explore Fairfield County :: Sherman

“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse in that it includes big cities, small suburbs, beaches, farms, and busy highways. It covers a large geographic area and, because of this, it has a lot to offer families! To […]

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