Melissa Brusso

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Valedictorian of Resourcefulness: 7 Ways to Give Your Children the World in Providence on...

    There is a sunrise and a sunset every day and you can choose to be there for it. You can put yourself in the way of beauty. --Bobbi Lambrecht (Cheryl Strayed’s mom) It was the...
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The Permithood

Baby you can drive my car                                                         ...

IEP Confidential: Six Essential Tips From an Educational Advocate

It's an important time of the year for parents whose children have special needs. It's the time of year when you might start to discover that your child is struggling in school. Or when...
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Beyond Pizza: RI Chow for the Discerning Teenager

I’m not gonna lie. It's a bit of a relief that the days of marching a toddler up and down the sidewalk outside a restaurant while my dinner got cold are behind me. But articles...
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The Parent We Used to Judge

Spoiler: it's us.  Let me explain. My Boychild missed his first day of the fifth grade.  We were so looking forward to the new year, and Boychild couldn't wait to see his friends. As we got closer...
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Not a Designer: My Weekend at RISD CE

Do you like to draw with crayons? I do. I’m not very good at it...but it doesn’t matter. It’s just the fun of doing it that’s important.                  ...
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A Few More Moments of Childhood: a Game of Manhunt

The voices ring through my open windows.  Aggressive, shouting, young-man voices. I consider going to the window to see what’s up, but before I do, I hear one of the voices call out, Miller! I...