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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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Relax and Accept the Crazy

Phew what a day. One of those days you look back and start to say “that is the day I started to lose my hair” or at least my patience. Parenting is hard. The hardest thing I have ever done. Sometimes you take the small wins and feel like you have concurred the world and […]

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