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Back to School Blues?

The weirdest thing just happened to me as I was driving home from dropping the kids off at their first day of school: I started crying. I have never been the sentimental type when it comes to these things, as typically I find myself excited for them more than anything else. I mean, milestones are something to celebrate, right? Not to mention that I, just like most stay-at-home parents, am always very ready to get back on a schedule and have the house to myself. But not today. I know my daughter will be just fine, moving from 1st to…

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Some Small Victories in the Epic Battle of the Picky Eater

As the end of the school year approached, two glorious school-free months shining brightly on the horizon, I informed my son that this summer we would be working diligently on getting him to try—and more importantly, like—some new foods. Anyone who knows my son knows this endeavor is not for the faint of heart. You see, my son is Autistic, and although he is on what some refer to as the “high functioning” end of the spectrum, when it comes to his food, high functioning he most certainly is not. I admit that we have not given the food thing…