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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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Things Nobody Tells New Parents

by Jenny Hansen It’s really too bad that children don’t come with an owner’s manual attached. People give you TONS of advice, but every child and every pregnancy is different. I remember thinking: Why can’t people give [...]

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 [...]

Why Do Pregnant Women Get SO Much Heartburn?

by Jenny Hansen It’s kinda depressing to think about how many odd symptoms pregnant women get, but one that seems universal is heartburn. I had heartburn so bad my first trimester I had to go on medication. I thank God I had a high-risk [...]

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 [...]