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Food for Thought

Food for Thought – November 24, 2014 Edition What Big Boys Can Do: I tossed the book aside and opened another, hoping that this time the “big” stuff would go unmentioned. The pictures were different, but the words were echoes of the same: big brothers doing big boy things. I tried another… and another. It was all the same, a clear message spelled out in primary colors and smudged pastel. Big brothers can walk. Big brothers...

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Food for Thought – November 3, 2014 Edition So here’s the deal: I post just a few things to read each week in case you’re looking for something to read and also because I think they’re important or have moved me in some way. Sharing is caring and all that. I also understand that your time is limited and your reading list may be full. That’s totally fine. But this week, I’m posting just two...

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Food for Thought – October 6, 2014 Edition Letting Go of Guilty: On Folic Acid and Spina Bifida – Mary Evelyn gets her brave on and repeats my mantra that guilt is overrated. And even as I write this I am tempted to explain– to give an account to anyone out there who might blame me as much as I once blamed myself. I could tell them about the doctors who assured me that there...

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Food for Thought – September 8, 2014 Edition I Thought We Had More Time – By Jamie Krug on the HuffPo –  A story about a child who realizes he’s different and his sister’s beautiful response. No Owey, you’re going to be really fast one day. You can grow into my sneakers soon and I’ll give them to you — even though they’re pink — because they light up and that makes people really fast. And you...

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Food for Thought – April 21, 2014 Edition Undiagnosed Children’s Day is coming up this friday and I want to share what I’ve written in the past. You can join us by wearing Blue on friday and posting on Facebook or sending me an email. Undiagnosed Children’s Day 2013 – probably the most comprehensive piece I’ve written about why it matters. Elevator Speech – Because sometimes you need a tidy answer. Inventing a Day – What’s...

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Food For Thought – February 3, 2014 Edition Momastery – Share This With All the Schools Please As a teacher, parent, and lover of all children – I think that this is the most brilliant Love Ninja strategy I have ever encountered. It’s like taking an X-ray of a classroom to see beneath the surface of things and into the hearts of students. It is like mining for gold – the gold being those little...

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October 21, 2013 Edition Whoirun4 is an organization that pairs people with disabilities that prevent them from running and runners who, well, run. This is what they say about why they do what they do: The mental and emotional encouragement for both runner and honorary runner is proving to be a whole new level of motivation and awareness. Runners are able to find a whole new sense of purpose in their running while sharing who...