The. One.

The one. As in the one that changes everything. The one that alters the course of all tomorrows. That college you’d give anything to get an acceptance letter from. The man that stops you in your tracks. The cry of your newborn(s) as air fills their lungs for the very first time. As many of […]

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Some of the Hard Stuff

I have a kid with special needs. The invisible kind. Invisible until, of course it becomes visible. Like today. Today, his struggles were brought to the surface; strikingly visible and in your face. My phone rang during a mid-afternoon meeting. I looked down at the incoming call and, as the school name flashed across my […]

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Life Takes Doing Homework

“Life takes doing homework.” This was a statement I shared with my step son this week which turned into one of the best life lessons I have taught him. Sometimes as a parent you walk away from a interaction or conversation with your kids and you think to yourself. “Did I just say that? Wow […]

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A Moment of Silence

” And then! Oh, the noise! Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise! That’s one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE!” I sometimes reenact this scene from the Grinch as the day begins. The barking dog at 5:15am, the crying baby, the toddler who’s new favorite phrase is “that’s annoying”, and the nine year […]

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30 Day Checkpoint

Let’s paint the scene: we’re driving home from a blow-out Celtics game, chatting it up after a day working in the city. We normally office 5 miles from home but today we ventured into Boston, both of us with meetings there. As we’re talking about the day, the game, our boys, conversation drifted to this […]

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