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30 Things I’d Rather Be Called than Pretty

by Jenny Hansen Everyone has that one word that sets them off, for reasons that elude others. For some it’s “nice,” for others it might be “tall.” None of those words are bad, but have you considered what you’d rather be [...]
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5 Ways Kindergarten Enrollment Is Like a Job Interview

by Jenny Hansen I’m warning you, today I’m gonna get my rant on. It feels like I’ve been preparing for my kid to go to kindergarten for at least 4 months now. Oh wait…I have! What happened to the days when you just took [...]
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Autism Awareness Month — Will You Celebrate It?

by Jenny Hansen For 25 years, autism has been part of my life. Not just because my little brother is autistic, and not just because I used to teach autistic children back in a previous career. Autism has been part of my life because the lessons [...]

In Celebration of Grandparents…

by Jenny Hansen   Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 8th, and this is a nostalgia-filled topic at our house. You see, nobody at our house has any living grandparents. But we still celebrate this holiday in honor of those we once [...]

15 Ways To Rock Your Sibling’s World

by Jenny Hansen Although Sibling Day falls on April 10th this year, I got my present a few weeks early. A few weeks ago, my baby sis posted this on Facebook. Things my sister Jenny Hansen taught me: How to savor good coffee How to put on [...]
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5 Lessons I Learned Teaching Autistic Kids

5 Lessons Learned Teaching Autistic Children by Jenny Hansen My first job out of college was as an autism specialist for the Judevine Center for Autism, based in St. Louis. It was like learning a strange language in a strange land. An extremely [...]