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Rainy Days

Rainy Days

Recently I came across Longfellow’s poem, “The Rainy Day”, and since hearing it I’ve thought of it often. Back in the fall, during one of Chicago’s windy rainstorms, I thought about sharing it here: The Rainy Day – Longfellow The day is cold, and dark, and...
Health at Every Size

Health at Every Size

Throughout my adolescence, our family moved around a lot. Each new town brought the anxiety of meeting a whole new class and group of people. I imagine for any new kid in the class, so many thoughts are running through their mind. For me, those thoughts surrounded how...
Supporting Our Kids

Supporting Our Kids

As a parent, you are facing a unique set of challenges during this pandemic. You might be working from home or concerned about having reduced hours to support your family. You might be struggling to keep your kids engaged with virtual learning. Your kids might be...
First Class Anger

First Class Anger

His name is Erik. He is approximately twelve or thirteen years of age and he possesses a special gift. At one point in time, he is separated from his mother and she is locked behind gates. Erik uses his gift of manipulating metal to open the gate until he is subdued...