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Homework Helping Or Not? - What's Poppin Moms!

As an Instructional Aide in a self-contained kindergarten class and a Mom to a special needs kid, this is hard for me to answer and not look like a real jerk.  LOL.

Most Moms are so wiped out by the end of the day that the thought of homework makes them ill. I don't know about the rest of you, but I barely got through school doing my own homework.  Let's just say that kindergarten was my best grade.

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Stress - Free Guide To Reading For Kindergarten

For first-time parents, kindergarten is a major milestone. It is the beginning of their child’s education journey and they are beyond stressed out. To that, Unfiltered Mom Kathy Chlan says ‘Chill out and grab a glass of wine”. 

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Open Letter To Parents Of Special Needs Kids

Dear parents with special needs kids,

I hope this letter will not offend anyone.  I have 2 boys - 22 & 19- and my oldest boy, Casey, is on the spectrum.  At this point in my life, I feel like I could pass on some knowledge.

The reason is very important - I survived and did not break!  It was definitely a roller coaster, which I so love, with ups and downs and turns you never expected!

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To Moms Of Twins - Hold On Tight!

I want to first say, I am NOT the mother of twins.  But, I have an identical sister.  So I feel I can give some sound advice to Moms of twins.  Something wonderful happened to my Mom - she survived!

No one can prepare you for 2 babies - at least that's what my mom Joannie said. She says she earned every one of her gray hairs and she says that proudly.

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Whatever Happened to Playing Outside In The Neighborhood??

In today's society, we are soo concerned with raising exceptional, intelligent children.  But as I sit here thinking, I realize something.  We are consumed with perfection, that we have forgotten that they are children.   

Holy shit!  What if our parents were like this??  We would be different people and have had different experiences.  I loved my childhood - dysfunction and all!

When my kids were little and I was involved in "play dates", my husband would ask "What the hell are play dates?"  I would proceed to tell him that they are organized play for our children.

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