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Author Archive | Jen Forsyth


Limiting Screen Time With Less Effort

So what color are your children’s eyes? Or your husband’s? Go ahead, I’ll give you a minute to think about it if you can’t remember. If you can’t, I’m not going to judge. I honestly can’t blame you. It’s likely because your family looks just like this. This is 2/5 of my own family. Trying […]

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Human Rights and the Right to an Education

On this day in 1948, the United States General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human rights. Two years later, all states and invited organizations were invited to declare December 10th as Human Rights Day. So today is a day to stand up for someone who doesn’t have a voice? Who will you stand for? […]

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Being Thankful… and Giving Back

When it comes to the holidays this year, I am determined to make sure my children have a different perspective. Our family went through some major struggles last year and we were on the receiving end of some major help not only during the holiday season, but throughout the past year as well. This year […]

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Turning 40: Becoming Older and Wiser

People try to make some huge deal out of turning 40, but I see it as a much quieter milestone. It almost feels like leaving one life behind and starting a new one. You really do leave this youthful, immature way of thinking and acting behind and just say “enough.” You just don’t have time […]

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Work Permits and Your Baby’s First Job

I’m having a hard enough time with my oldest growing up as it is. He went to high school this past year. He towers over me in height like an NBA player, and his voice has deepened to the point I can barely recall that sweet little boy voice that used to tell me “I […]

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Autism is hard, but he makes it look good.

The Day I Became “Aware”

April is Autism Awareness Month.  This was one thing I never thought I would have to be aware of. Our child was diagnosed pretty late, which made it an even deeper shock to take. Today I’d like to share the story of the first time we became “aware” of this difference, and how we have […]

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