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2-13-13 softball

My third-grader signed up for something new last week: softball. We also signed up for something else new: required fundraising.   Anna was equally excited about her new uniform and the discount cards for area businesses that she needed to sell. While I buy something or donate money to pretty much every school fundraiser that…

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Reeve,Elizabeth&Verdick,Elizabeth_hs

Child psychiatrist Elizabeth Reeve and children’s author Elizabeth Verdick have more in common than a first name; both are moms of sons with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They pooled their experience and talent to write a book aimed at young people with ASD, but Marti & Erin see this clear, engaging, practical book as a…

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Goldman,Carrie_hs

When a child is bullied in words or actions the pain can last a lifetime. Even witnessing bullying can lead to anxiety and depression. Children who bully also are at high risk for a host of long-term problems, so it’s in everyone’s interest to bring an end to this widespread problem. After classmates taunted Carrie…

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Erin (far left), Marti (3rd from right) and family recently spent a great week sailing a catamaran among beautiful little islands.

Enjoy a few photos from Marti & Erin’s January 2013 trip to Belize. This was a family trip, but only for the adults this time. With the changing weather conditions and nearby jellyfish, it sounds like that was a good decision!  

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KARE_praenting through divorce

Even under the best of family conditions parents often disagree about how to parent – how to discipline, how to handle money, how much freedom a child should have. But during or following a family break-up, these disagreements can be magnified, taking on the emotional baggage of the animosity that led to divorce in the…

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