My 14 year old graduates from 8th grade today – doesn’t that sound so normal?

Will she collect her diploma and shake hands and be good with that? Or will she bounce up onto the stage, give people hugs, shout “Woohoo!” to the crowd?

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The most spot-on fortune cookie fortune ever

Last night, we hit up our favorite Chinese restaurant. We go there often enough that a couple of the staff recognize us when we show up, and they all are very good with Maura. Last night was no different – we sat, ordered, drank tea, ate, watched Maura work her magic with chopsticks (when in…

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My daughter’s right to an education should not be dismissed or “confused”

Weekday mornings in our household are much like any other household with teenagers. Waking teens, outfit planning, rushing around to gather laptops and to find shoes. At 7 am, the bus pulls up. We walk our daughter onto her special education bus, make sure she’s seat belted in, and wave goodbye. Each day, we sent…

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