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Searching for a solution to the puzzle?

Searching for a solution to the puzzle?

Our culture loves certainty. We love being right. We idolize right answers, and demonize those who can’t give clear, definitive right answers. Too wishy-washy. Too waffly.   When I was a student, I strived for right answers. Right answers meant success. The world...

Stuck in a story? Rosie, Cinderella, or ?

Stuck in a story? Rosie, Cinderella, or ?

The other day my husband and I unearthed our childhood photo albums. They were tucked away in the closet under the stairs like a collection of obedient, rectangular Harry Potters waiting for someone to notice them. My husband found his old track album filled with...

What to do when it’s all too much.

What to do when it’s all too much.

Yesterday, my youngest sang Hamilton songs while doing dishes. (We're late to the Hamilton party, but glad to finally understand the hype.) After singing "Look around, look around, how lucky we are to be alive right now", he looked at me and said, "or maybe not!"...

What colors your lens?

What colors your lens?

The world is full of multiple perspectives. It fascinates me to try and understand how the world looks to other people. Even in our own homes, everyone has their own special lens through which they see the world. Ultimately, it’s my own perspective that filters my...

The best gift in difficult times.

The best gift in difficult times.

Right now the world is home. Most of us, unless we are essential workers or healthcare professionals, spend our days with family, away from friends and loved ones, trying with all our might not to lose it. You're doing a good job. Whatever your situation - from...

Embrace your quirks. Here’s why.

Embrace your quirks. Here’s why.

It's time for all of us to embrace our unique qualities. To play and enjoy. To design life through creating. As a parent of differently wired and unique children, you are in a prime spot to encourage this creative exploration. But a shift toward creativity and...

What does it mean to be Chasing 2e?

What does it mean to be Chasing 2e?

I don’t know how I feel about the phrase ‘chasing 2e’. I’ve heard it a number of times now, along with the recommendation to keep finding doctors or practitioners who will diagnose an issue. When we were seeking medical help to figure out what was going on with our...

Drowning in advice?

Drowning in advice?

If you’re a parent, plenty of advice comes your way. Most from strangers, or mild acquaintances, this advice originates from their own experience. We all use our own experience to make sense of the world and how things work. Usually, the advice sesh a quick...

Do test scores matter?

Do test scores matter?

When someone mentions the term ‘gifted’ regarding their child, one question pops up in everyone's mind: How do you know? Who has the magic wand to bestow the 'gifted' label or not? Even though that's what if feels like sometimes, there’s no magic answer. The most...

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