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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Vax or Vex: What To Consider Before Vaccinating Your Child

Writer's Note: It's taken me longer than usual to write the piece below. I wanted to be sure I got it exactly right. I've read the content linked in bold below and I encourage you to do so, too. Read all of it, including the Safe Vaccine Guide on Generation Rescue.org, Jenny McCarthy's Autism Treatment …

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An “Alleged Incapacitated Person” aka OK, Our Child Has A Disability. Now What Do We Do?

Parents see their children with their hearts, not their objective minds. That makes it exceedingly difficult to accept it when the unexpected - a cognitive impairment, a learning disability, a spectrum disorder - starts to impact their child. Michelle Krone, an attorney at Price, Meese, Schulman & D’Arminio, P.C. in Woodcliff Lake, NJ does an …

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Balancing The Scale: To Be Successful With Your Weight Loss Program This Year, Start Slow

There’s a lot of hype about body image, and weight loss, and strength training. This time of year I can walk into any TJ Maxx or Marshalls and find fitness equipment on front display. I was just admiring the women in People Magazine’s annual Half Their Size issue. Oprah is on TV every 5 minutes …

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No Pentagrams: The Reality of Fantasy Role Playing Games and Gamers

For the last year my life has been filled with adventure, intrigue, fallen heroes, deadly missions, and challenging opponents. Armed with only paper, pen, and a 20-sided die, I have fought through a dungeon, infiltrated a battleship in the Pacific, negotiated my way past a fire breathing dragon, and sought to free slaves in a …

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Kevlar: An Essential Tool For First-Time Writers Undergoing The Editing Process

Editing is an essential part of the overall writing process. It's also the toughest part on the writer. Submitting your work to a third party to be scrutinized, analyzed, and occasionally even torn apart can be, even for a non-fiction writer, soul decimating. The simultaneously great and frustrating thing about being a writer is that …

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5 Things Actually Worthy of Your Social Media Outrage

Baby, This is Really Silly... Lately I feel like the media is the tail wagging the dog. I can’t help it. Society has real issues to discuss and what sparks global debate this holiday season on Social Media? Not outrage that drunk driving claims the life of 1 person every 50 minutes, or the number of …

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