Thwart and Conceal

laire stands in front of her bathroom vanity in nothing but a towel, holding her iPad over the back of her head, trying use the vanity’s mirror to angle the iPad's front camera to capture the bald spot she is certain has started at the end of her hair’s part. She holds the iPad in …

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The Cape

Originally Published in Storyzine Volume I, Issue VII September 2018. Cryss stood, head held high, arms at her waist, and stared into the Toyota’s headlights. The once midnight blue, now faded navy Camry LE glared back at her. Are you up for this? it seemed to ask, stubborn, defiant. Despite its 95,000 miles - nearly …

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To the Mom of Typical Kids I Met at the Gym

Originally Published On The Mighty on October 31, 2018 and The Mother Rogue on July 5, 2018 as Dear ‘Same-Abled’ Mom from the ‘Autism’ Mom You Met at the Gym Yesterday I was blow drying my hair in the women’s locker room mirror when you and your two girls came in from the outdoor pool. You …

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Autism: The Never Ending, Spectacularly Beautiful Snowstorm

Originally published on Various Shades of Blonde Momsense on May 15, 2013. Written by Cristina M. Miller, CP APMP, ReadActively.org. Autism is a genetic spectrum disorder that affects 1 in 59 individuals. When I got divorced and gave up residential custody of my son it was a spectrum disorder that affected 1 in 160 individuals …

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The Care And Feeding Of Your Own Personal Ex-Spouse

If you’re divorced with kids, you’ve got one.  They lurk around the corners of your life, not quite touching your personal space, but somehow part of it nonetheless.  They linger like that last five pounds you can never get rid of. You have a love-hate relationship with them.  On one hand they played a vital …

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How To Take A Standardized Test

Originally published on ResolutionsOrganizing.com on February 19, 2019. Written by Dawn Link. Editing and Additional Content provided by Cristina M. Miller, CP APMP, ReadActively.org. An essential component of passing any sort of exam, from a high school or college mid-term to the SAT, ACT, GRE, or GMAT is knowing how to take a test. Use …

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Sales Tax & Internet Sales: Here be Dragons

Originally Published on PareskyFlitt.com on August 10, 2018. Written by Damien Falato, CPA, MST, CGMA. Edited by Cristina M. Miller, CP APMP, ReadActively.org In days before the world was fully explored, map makers often placed the words “here be dragons” in uncharted waters as a warning to sailors.  On June 21, 2018, the Supreme Court …

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