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Monthly Archive: September 2015

Sep 27

October Updates

I don’t always have the time to write as much as I want anymore (and by don’t always have the time, I mean I never have the time…) but I think about it a lot.   There are many, many half-written posts in my head, but until I get better at time management or hit …

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Sep 20

A family of night owls (and one early riser)

Am I the only mom who’s firmly convinced, all the time, that my kids aren’t getting enough sleep?  They never get to bed early enough.  And Sam always pops up at the crack of dawn, no matter what. Jessie ended up crashing on the couch last night, and is still sound asleep.   Julie took …

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Sep 19

All is not well

As a collection, we’re kind of a hot mess at the moment. Marc is sick as a dog – he’s got that gross cold where he’s a dripping, hacking disaster.  Jessie killed herself all week trying to make up schoolwork for the two days of Rosh Hashana and is now completely destroyed.  She manifests stress …

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Sep 18

Crappy days

They happen.  They just do, and when it happens, I’m always shocked at how bad it can be. Sam’s got an anxiety disorder.  I hate it – so much.  And because it’s so specific, it’s not a general anxiety disorder, he’s not an anxious kid as a rule. He’s laid back, chill.  Relaxed and mellow. …

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Sep 04

School refusal

Sam’s got an anxiety disorder – and while we’ve got it pretty much under control, it still flares up at various times and feels just as challenging as it ever did.  Especially around the beginning of the school year – some years are better than others (they range on the spectrum to his horrific first …

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