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Moms: Find Out What You're Worth

It wasn’t any easy task, but Salary.com recently estimated what it would cost to replace a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). According to their calculations, stay-at-home moms are worth $118,905 a year, based on the 10 most time-consuming jobs they perform. read more

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Creating Well-Rounded Eaters

At a local farm event, the kids learned how to take a bean seed and plant it. We then walked into the greenhouse and saw those seeds in each of their different stages of development, from sowing to harvesting. Their eyes lit up. read more

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One Mom’s Approach to Panhandling

“What does that sign say?” A question I often hear from the backseat as we’re stopped at an intersection. I’m aware of the person standing on the corner asking for money, and I know my passengers’ questions are inevitable. read more

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Silencing the Voice

As I pulled out of the drive-thru, I can remember becoming aware of an inner voice. The voice wasn’t kind; it wasn’t gentle, and it was so familiar that I wasn’t necessarily conscious of it. It wasn’t the first time I’d heard it, and I was confident it wouldn’t be the last. read more

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Create a Joint World of Fun

Parents of children with autism are well aware of the more difficult aspects of autism. One of the most heart-wrenching aspects of autism may be the struggle to establish mutually rewarding interactions between the child and parents. Board games have special benefits for children with autism. read more