How to Prepare for a Middle School IEP Meeting photo credit: giphy.com/abcnetwork It’s that time of year again. Time to get out the old IEP, print out or download recent medical and school records, and schedule yet another IEP review. But it’s a little different now. Instead of one teacher, we have a whopping seven… Continue reading Let’s Get Ready to Advocate!
Category: The Momming Journey
It’s the most wonderful time of the year
The smell of fresh paper and brand new pencils linger in the air. New kicks and threads line the closets, and backpacks and lunch bags are clean and still hold their crisp lines. This can only mean one thing: it’s back-to-school time. And I, for one, am that parent who rejoices at this time of… Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time of the year
I Had to Balance Working From Home While Having the Kids Home for the Summer… How I Did Not Lose My Marbles.
Summertime. A time for relaxing by the pool or sipping lemonade on the front porch. A time for sleeping in and vegging out in front of some sort of screen. A time for catching up with your favorite book or podcast. A time for new adventures on the road or a trip down the shore. … Continue reading I Had to Balance Working From Home While Having the Kids Home for the Summer… How I Did Not Lose My Marbles.
Don’t make me get my duffel bag!
Parenting Hack Number 1: There are no hacks. This is your life now. These kids don’t listen. giphy.com, http://www.nbc.com/good-girls They say I’m a bit of a control freak. I’m not really sure who they are. And not sure how I feel about that name per say, but if I’m being honest with myself, which I… Continue reading Don’t make me get my duffel bag!
Who’s Gonna Advocate for You?
Spoiler alert... it's you! I've spent the better part of the last ten years studying on how I can better understand my kids' needs so that I could be the best advocate for them that I could possibly be. I have spent the majority of my career developing and mentoring young talent and advocating… Continue reading Who’s Gonna Advocate for You?
The Modest Millennial
To most, this title doesn't make sense. Generation Y, also known as millennials, are regarded as the "me" generation, a generation made up of folks who are mostly concerned about taking care of themselves and pursuing their own interests. This is my generation. A generation that saw its people choose education and career over family. … Continue reading The Modest Millennial
That time I took my children to a Black Lives Matter protest during a Pandemic
I took my children to march last Saturday. In spite of the crowds and the noise. In spite of the humidity and the heat. In spite of potential danger. In spite of the fear that this current Pandemic has created in so many of us, I took my children to march on Saturday. And I… Continue reading That time I took my children to a Black Lives Matter protest during a Pandemic
How I’m making remote working, work… with three homeschooling children and very little space
Upon starting my job, I received some things that I had never had for a job before. A cell phone and a laptop were among the bigger items. My employer expected me to be able to help my participants wherever they are because well, many of them don't have homes. My job was the first… Continue reading How I’m making remote working, work… with three homeschooling children and very little space
Finding Peace in the Pandemic
Post featured on Scary Mommy! Welcome to 2020. This year was full of so much promise as most new years are. A beginning of a new decade. The time for new promises to ourselves and our loved ones. We were all going to do better, be better this year. And as with most of… Continue reading Finding Peace in the Pandemic
10 years later
I am sitting down to write this blog post on about a total of 15 hours sleep over the last three days. No one said it would be easy, this momming thing. We are on day 24 of operation single parenting and man oh man I knew it would be tricky and very much exhausting… Continue reading 10 years later