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From the Archives: Even Imaginary Friends Quit Sometimes
June 30, 2013 3:51 PM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, A. lets me know that her imaginary sister has decided to quit. February 19th, 2007: This evening, A. informed me that her imaginary sister, Lara, quit. This is because we apparently forgot to celebrate her birthday, which Read More...
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Amazing Days, Amazing Conversations
June 28, 2013 10:38 AM by Devon Alley
Wednesday was an amazing day. Wednesday, I took the day off of work, got A. up and ready at a halfway decent hour, and loaded her up in the car to spend the day at Dollywood Splash Country. For those of you who aren't local, Dollywood Splash Country is Read More...
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From the Archives: The Main Idea Is The Story
June 27, 2013 9:51 PM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, I begin to understand exactly what A.'s teachers mean when they say she has reading comprehension trouble. January 24th, 2007: A.'s teachers have been telling me for months that, while A. is capable of reading words at Read More...
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My Daughter is a Social Creature
June 25, 2013 8:01 PM by Devon Alley
In my last entry, I explained how my daughter has been making friends online, and how important those friendships are. I wanted to take just a minute to quickly describe some of the friendships she is making in real life, as well. I know I've explained Read More...
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Ringing In 2007
June 24, 2013 12:25 PM by Devon Alley
In these snippets from the archives, A. and I organize a pretty awesome New Year's Eve party, and then hunker down to ring in 2007. December 31st, 2006: Instead of attempting to go out into the world for a New Year's Eve celebration, or even inviting Read More...
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These Friends Are Not Imaginary
June 23, 2013 9:13 PM by Devon Alley
When your daughter's primary means of socialization takes place over the Internet with people she's never even met in real life, it brings an array of unique issues and problems. On the one hand, you feel fortunate that your daughter is learning these Read More...
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From the Archives: Some Days the Rains Come
June 15, 2013 9:40 PM by Devon Alley
In this entry from the archives, I share some of my concerns about A.'s relationship with her peers, and demonstrate that sometimes this whole parenting thing can be difficult for me, too. December 5th, 2006: I know I make it look easy to be a parent Read More...
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Spending Time Away
June 12, 2013 8:07 PM by Devon Alley
I know, I know -- it's been well over a week now since I last posted anything to this blog. But, for once, I really have had a good excuse. My daughter spent two weeks with her grandmother and just returned this past Sunday, so my household hasn't been Read More...
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