Parenting the Adolescent Years

Parenting the Adolescent Years

Out of all the work and jobs, I have done, parenting is by far the toughest I have encountered. You hope and pray that you are doing a great job raising well-rounded children - but the *something* happens and you are questioning your parenting skills repeatedly. When...

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Things I thought I never had to do as a parent

Things I thought I never had to do as a parent

When I first became a mom I thought about the conversation I would have with my kid. I dreamt about telling some of the crazy stories from my own childhood minus a part here and there. I dreamt of happy and healthy children, who would have amazing careers and...

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Reading vs. Sleeping

Reading vs. Sleeping

Lennon comes around the corner an hour after his bedtime Lennon: Mom, I need some encouraging Me: For what? Lennon: to help me stop reading at bedtime and go to sleep Me (trying to keep a straight face): oh so you were reading when you were supposed to sleep? Lennon:...

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Final Results on the Biopsy

Final Results on the Biopsy

After meeting with our local doctor on the 25th, they explained it was inflammation in the liver. Pittsburgh called today and stated that there was no change since the results in January and he continues to be in mild rejection. The good news is there is NO...

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With the good, there comes struggle

With the good, there comes struggle

Summer Camp has been an amazing experience from a mother's point a view - from a counselors point of view and well from Lennon's point of view. He has inspired me every day pushing through his fears. As it stands with all things there are also some challenges and I...

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Perseverance

Perseverance

Lennon is the definition of perseverance if you have followed his incredible story you, of course, know this already :)Let me tell you, at the beginning of summer, Lennon hated the idea of camp and leaving his comfort of watching YouTube videos and playing video...

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He conquers is own world

He conquers is own world

In the past, Lennon has not been a fan of amusement parks. They push his comfort level too much and so I resigned last year to not visit one again with him - and yes I am good with that 🙂 We've been enjoying a few days at a nearby lake when out of the blue he shared...

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Connect without being a push-over parent

Connect without being a push-over parent

Being a Parent is such a tricky journey. You teach through role modeling and lectures. You love through facial expressions and gestures. You want to connect with them. You hope that your instinct is guiding you to help shape your child's life, not only so they become...

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